Incident Reports

Biplav maoists intensifies extortion drive


Biplav-led CPN-M has intensified the extortion of money in the district. Government and non-governmental offices, traders and businessmen are terrorized after they were asked to pay the money. The Maoists sent a letter saying the money would be used to conduct new campaign to protect the achievement of 10-year-long war and 19-day People’s Movement. They sent similar letter to the government office a month ago. The letter does not mention the amount but the receivers said they are getting phone call repeatedly. They said, “First they ask for money and when we say that we cannot pay, they ask for war equipment”. When asked Maoists’ secretary Chandra Bahadur Budhathoki alias Shailesh said that they were asking for support to institutionalize nationality, democracy and livelihood. He denied that anybody was pressured to pay the money and that it was a voluntary contribution from the people. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Extortion
Primary Cause Other political issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations CPN (Chand) and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na