APR 30, 2012 BIRATNAGAR – Political Leaders and its cadres often involved in party protected crimes which sometimes takes the life of civilian and civil servants as well. Similar happened in Eastern District Morang where Youth wing of communist Party Nepal UML has crashed into journalists for alleged news articles against them and killed a Journalist a few months ago.
However Morang district chief of CPN-UML aligned Youth Association Nepal (YAN), Parshuram Basnet, who is said to be the mastermind in the attack on Biratnagar-based journalist Khil Nath Dhakal, has surrendered before the district court on Monday.
Basnet, who was on the run following the attack, appeared before the court at about 11 this morning. A crowd of YAN cadres converged at the court premises when he reached the court.
The Morang District Court on Monday released Basnet on general date.
Following the incident, the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) had filed an attempted murder case against members of UML-aligned YAN, demanding action against them. The court had issued an arrest warrant against Basnet for his alleged involvement in the attack.
The court had also ordered to remand UML youth cadres Rohit Koirala and Manoj Rai, who were held in connection with the attack on Dhakal, into custody for further investigation. Koirala was released after the arrest while Rai is still in prison.