Socialist Party Nepal lawmaker Surendra Yadav has lodged a police complaint claiming former Nepal Police IGP Sarbendra Khanal, and CPN lawmakers Mahesh Basnet and Kisan Shrestha had abducted him.
Yadav reached the Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu in Teku Sunday afternoon to lodge abduction complaint identifying the trio.
Leaders of Janata Samajwadi Party, formed after the party's hasty unification with Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) in wake of the attempt to split the party, Baburam Bhattarai, Upendra Yadav, Rajendra Mahato, Sharad Singh Bhandari and others accompanied Surendra Yadav to Teku.
The leaders are still in the police office in Teku and the complaint has not been registered yet.
Khanal, Basnet and Shrestha had brought Yadav from Janakpur to Kathmandu on Wednesday in what was accused by the party as abduction. Ex-IGP Khanal and former minister Basnet have claimed that they only facilitated arrival of Yadav to Kathmandu as per his plan.
Yadav was brought to Kathmandu at three Thursday morning and kept at Kathmandu Marriott Hotel with an intention to split Socialist Party with seven lawmakers. But Yadav absconded a few hours later to foil the plan seemingly engineered by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli who had brought an ordinance on Monday making it easier to split political parties.
The rebel faction could not muster the necessary 40 percent in parliamentary party after Yadav absconded.
Published Date: Sunday, Baisakh 14, 2077, 15:51:00