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Udayhang Fago arrest: Relatives urge govt to take initiative for his early release

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 11, 2017-

Kith and kin of Udayhang Fago, a Nepali who was arrested by Siliguri police on Tuesday on charge of stimulating violence in Gorkhaland protest, have demanded the government to immediately take initiative to release him.

Udayhang, a permanent resident of Fikkal, Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam, was arrested from Siliguri-based Don Bosco School premises.

Sadhana Fago, sister of Udayhang, claimed that he was in West Bengal, India, to get treatment of their mother.

Organising a press conference at the Area Police Office, Kakadbhitta, on Friday, relatives of Udayhang said that he was arrested on the false charges and demanded his early release.

Handing over a memorandum to DSP Durga Raj Regmi of the Area Police Office, the arrestee’s father Raj Kumar Fago said, “My son is innocent. Take immediate initiative to release him.”

In response, DSP Regmi assured him that he would coordinate with the Indian police to release him at the earliest.

The District Administration Office, Ilam, had already sent letters to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take necessary measures to release Udayhang.

He was accused of taking part in a weapon rally near Sukunama of Silguri ten days ago.

The accused has been charged under article 147, 148 and 149 of Indian penal code. He has also been accused of attacking on policemen and creating obstruction on government services by wielding weapons.

Udayhang has been remanded to police custody for seven days for investigation.

Sadhana lamented that she was not allowed to meet his brother.

Published: 11-08-2017 19:04

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