Victim’s Family Urged INSEC for Initiating Justice 

  June 10, 2024 By: INSEC

The relatives of Krishna Bahadur Basnet, who went missing during the armed conflict, requested INSEC to initiate justice. Sita Basnet of Chautara Sagachowkgadhi Municipality-6 formally requested the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) on 9 June to initiate disclosing the situation of her husband Krishna Bahadur Basnet, who was abducted and disappeared by the CPN-Maoist party during the armed conflict. She alleged that Krishna Bahadur Basnet disappeared from Sangachok Bhanjyang on 24 February 2005 for being a police personnel.

Krishna Bahadur Basnet, 43, formerly of Pipaldadha  Rural Municipality-2, now Chautara Sagachowkgadi Municipality-6, Pindalubari, and ASI in the Police Head Office, was abducted by CPN-Maoist from Sangachok Bhanjyang while walking to Kathmandu during the strike. Sita stated  that following the establishment of peace, on June 27, 2006, CPN-Maoists released a statement asserting that Krishna Bahadur Basnet was fatally beaten by people. However, the statement did not mention where, when, and how the incident occurred. Despite their efforts to search for her husband, the case remains undisclosed.

Sita Basnet further expressed that despite her appeals for justice to various authorities including the National Human Rights Commission, Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons, District Administration Office, District Police Office, and Local Peace Committee, she has not received justice.

In 2009, after a news article titled “Family of Missing Victim Sita Basnet Awaits Relief” was published on INSEC Online, the government relieved Sita Basnet. Sita Basnet, acknowledging INSEC’s significant support in providing relief, has now requested the organization to take the initiative in delivering her justice.

Natibabu Dhital