The police have submitted the investigation report of the alleged abduction Socialist Party lawmaker Dr Surendra Yadav to the District Government Attorney Office, Kathmandu.
Chief of the office Hari Regmi told Setopati that the report received on Friday is being studied. "We are studying it. We will decide about whether to lodge a case or not, or send back for additional investigation if needed after study," Regmi stated. "We will reach conclusion after analyzing the evidence brought by the police and then take a decision."
The police have presented interviews given by Yadav to different media houses, and other audio-video recordings as evidence.
The office had registered the abduction complaint against former Nepal Police IGP Sarbendra Khanal, and CPN lawmakers Mahesh Basnet and Kisan Shrestha on May 4.
The office earlier had refused to register the complaint seeking some time for study. Leaders of Janata Samjwadi Party had reached the office at Babarmahal on April 28 after the Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu refused to register the abduction case two days earlier.
Yadav had then registered a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on April 30 after both the police and District Government Attorney Office refused to register the abduction complaint and registered an application demanding the NHRC instruct the government to take action in the abduction case.
Khanal, Basnet and Shrestha had brought Yadav from Mahottari to Kathmandu on April 22 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, Jestha 4, 2077, 14:08:00