Police have arrested Dharmendra Bastola, chief of Western Command of Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplab’-led Communist Party of Nepal(CPN) from the bordering area of Makwanpur and Lalitpur districts on Tuesday afternoon, confirmed a senior police officer.
The arrested Bastola is the Secretariat member and the chief of foreign relations department of the outlawed party. Bibek Kumal the assistant of another leader Khadka Bahadur Bishwokarma 'Prakanda' is also believed to have been arrested along with Bastola.
The government has already outlawed the party after the party was found involved in a series of illegal activities including extortions and killings.
|Violent / Non-violent||Nonviolent|
|Primary Form||Arrest (politically significant)|
|Primary Cause||Other political issues|
|Actor 1 - Number of people||2|
|Actor 1 - Affiliations||CPN (Chand) and affiliated org|
|Actor 1 - Youth||na|
|Actor 2 - Number of people||n/a|
|Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target)||Government and civil servants at central level|
|Actor 2 - Youth||na|
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