Print Edition - 2017-04-17 | News
Police file sedition, organised crime charges against Raut
Apr 17, 2017- The District Police Office (DPO) Rupandehi on Sunday filed sedition and organised crime charges against CK Raut, the coordinator of independent Madhes campaign, and seven of his supporters at the Rupandehi District Court.
Police said they filed the case against Raut and his aides as they were found to be involved in attacking a police post in Marchawar, Rupan-dehi, and looting weapons.
Violent clashes erupted in Marchawar on February 18 and 19 as Raut’s supporters had clashed with police during demonstrations seeking the release of Raut who was arrested in Janakpur on February 2. The protesters had made away with a self-loading rifle (SLR), a magazine, seven rounds of bullets, a teargas launcher and seven tear gas canisters from the police post during the clash.
Police brought Raut from Siraha to Rupandehi on Friday as a probe showed the incident was carried out under his instruction.
Published: 17-04-2017 07:41