Incident Reports

Bimala Oli files abduction complaint against former Lumbini CM Shankar Pokhrel - OnlineKhabar English News


Bimala Oli, a member of the Lumbini Provincial Assembly representing the CPN-Maoist Centre, has filed a complaint with the police claiming former chief minister and CPN-UML leader Shankar Pokhrel abducted and held her hostage. Pokhrel filed the complaint against Pokhrel and three other UML leaders at the Rupandehi District Police Office in Butwal on Tuesday. She has claimed the UML leaders abducted her from her house in Dang and took her hostage from July 30 for five days in Butwal. Oli, who had defected to the CPN-Maoist Centre from Pokhrel’s CPN-UML in May, had claimed in the first week of August that Pokhrel and his team kept her inside the CM’s residence to stop her from participating in efforts to remove Pokhrel from his position.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Abduction
Weapons None
Primary Cause Contestation between rival political parties outside elections
Actor 1 - Number of people 4
Actor 1 - Affiliations Left Alliance (CPN-MC, UML & others)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) CPN (Maoist Center) and affiliated org
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
Total Abducted 1
Female Abducted 1
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