Protest Against the Arrest Warrant Issued in the Name of Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav), Leaders and Cadres of Communist Party of Nepal

  August 3, 2022 By: INSEC

The main opposition party CPN-UML and others have protested against the Lalitpur District Court issuing a 35-day arrest warrant to 23 leaders and cadres including Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav), spokesperson Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal (Biplav).

In the meeting of the House of Representatives on August 2, 2022, Bishal Bhattarai, the whip of the CPN-UML, speaking at a special hour, accused the government of being ignorant to the fact that the party had already reached the peace process and issuing an arrest warrant will mislead the process.

Bhattarai also drew the serious attention of the government of Nepal to withdraw the letter immediately and to encourage them to continue ahead peacefully in politics.

Likewise, Yashoda Gurung Subedi, a member of parliament from the Maoist Centre, questioned the fact that the then government had annulled the three-point agreement between the Biplav groups and drew the government’s attention to the fact that the agreement should be implemented.

Also, National Assembly member of CPN Maoist Centre Narayan Kaji Shrestha has also drawn the attention of the government to withdraw the warrant.

The Lalitpur District Court issued arrest warrants against 23 leaders and workers including General Secretary Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) of the Communist Party of Nepal on August 1.

A 35-day arrest warrant was issued against 23 leaders and activists including Biplav, party spokesperson Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma (Prakanda), standing committee members Dharmendra Bastola and Santosh Budhamgar, Valley bureau in-charge Nabin Bishwakarma, Military bureau in-charge Udaya Bahadur Chalaune  and Uma Bhujel for four offences.

The District Court of Lalitpur has published a notice in Gorkhapatra asking them to appear before the court within 35 days for crimes related to arms and explosives, the detonation of explosives and crimes against the state, crimes related to weapons and explosives, criminal gains and organized crime.

According to the notice, within August 5, they have to appear in the district court and if he does not appear, it will be according to section 65 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 2074. In addition, it is said that for those who do not appear in court within the specified time limit, their assets will be frozen, if the organization needs to be renewed, it will not be renewed, and bank accounts will also be frozen.

INSEC Bagmati Province Office, Hetauda