Incident Reports

Secretariat member of ‘Biplab’-led CPN Dharmendra Bastola arrested


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.

Details and Impacts
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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