Incident Reports

NC Biratnagar stage protest demanding easy entry of gangster Abhishek Giri in the Morang Jail


The situation of Morang District Prison Bhadauyata is growing tense after the decision was taken to bring Abhishek Giri, a gangster from Biratnagar, to Morang Jail. Giri is serving a prison sentence in a kidnapping and hostage case. He was transferred from Morang Jail to Dilli Bazaar Jail in Kathmandu four years ago. After the change of government and the formation of the Congress government, the party leaders had been pressuring Giri to bring Morang.

Giri was brought to Morang Jail from Dilli Bazaar Jail on November 2. However, the inmates protested inside the prison and the relatives of the inmates protested outside the prison. Giri was sent to Saptari District Jail after being obstructed by the protest. Even after being sent to Saptari, Giri has been transferred to Biratnagar again.

Leaders and cadres of the pro-Giri Congress have been protesting in front of Morang Prison since Sunday demanding easy entry of Giri since November 21. The demonstration was led by Sachin Pokharel, joint secretary of NC Biratnagar Metropolitan Committee.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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