The Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu is dawdling to register the abduction case against former Nepal Police IGP Sarbendra Khanal, and CPN lawmakers Mahesh Basnet and Kisan Shrestha.
Socialist Party Nepal lawmaker Surendra Yadav reached the Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu office in Teku Sunday afternoon to register the abduction case against the trio. But chief of the litigation section at the office DSP Krishna Chand is asking Yadav to got to Mahottari to register the complaint stating that the incident occurred there.
The party leaders are insisting that the complaint be registered here as the trio had gone to Mahottari from Kathmandu, and Yadav is also currently in Kathmandu. They are also pointing that it is not possible to go to Mahottari to lodge the complaint during the lockdown.
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 have accompanied Surendra Yadav to Teku.
DSP Chand is also citing absence of the office chief for not registering the complaint. SSP Shyam Gyawali, who has recently been transferred to Teku, has yet to assume office.
Khanal, Basnet and Shrestha had brought Yadav from Mahottari 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, 16:42:00