HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
PATHLAIYA: Young Communist League (YCL), Bara today demanded the release of two of its two cadres who were held with weapons, explosives and contrabands.
Organising a press conference in Simara-based YCL office, YCL Bhojpura In-charge Bishnu Lama demanded the release of its two cadres at the earliest who were held by police on false charges.
A police team from Simara Area Police Office had held YCL, Bara sub-in charge and Bhojpura State Committee member Umesh Patel and Maoist cadre Narayan Singh Pun aka Binda Yadav with weapons, explosives and contraband from Bara’s Manaharwa-9, Lamidanda-based Binayak Raj Pandey’s house on Tuesday night.
They were held with one 3 knot 3 rifle with four rounds of bullets, five bombs, magnet which is used to make bomb, potassium, pipe, scented powder, white powder, cylinder gas, wire, mobil and battery when they were asleep from the house which was seized by Maoists in 2004. Police also seized diazepam, nuphim and other contraband from them.
Lama suspected that their own party cadres might have tried to trap them due to the internal rift in the party. Detained Umesh is close with Maoist Vice-chairperson and Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai.
YCL, Bara In-charge Gopal Chaudhary warned of protest if the detained cadres were not freed at the earliest. Maoist, Bara I- charge and Hari Chaulagain also requested political parties, Human Right activists and Civil Society to take steps to ensure the release of the detained cadres.
Meanwhile, Inspector KP Sharma of Simara Area Police Office said that they were held with weapons, explosives and contraband during the raid. Both detainees have been kept in District Police Office and the District Court has extended their detention by 25 days for necessary action.