Netra Bikram Chand alias Biplav. (File photo)
DARCHULA: Police arrested eight cadres of Biplav Chand-led Nepal Communist Party who were marching towards Lipulekh in Darchula district bordering India.
They were arrested from Dumling at Byas Rural Municipality-2 in the district while they were going to India-encroached territories of Nepal- Lipu Lekh- to unfurl the Nepali national flag there.
The government of Nepal recently issued a new political map of Nepal including Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura territories.
The cadres belonging to the banned outfit led by Netra Bikram Chand aka ‘Biplav’ were moving towards Lipu Lekh carrying the national flag.
The locals in Byas Rural Municipality were manhandling them. Police intervened and held the cadres, said District Police Office, Darchula’s DSP Padam Bahadur Bista.
Police are bringing the arrested ones to district headquarters Khalanga for further investigation.
According to the police, the arrested ones are Jivan Bista, Madan Bista, Ganeshman Singh Bista, Deepak Bista, Surendra Bista, Anil Saud, Deepak Saud and Janak Singh Saud of Lekam Rural Municipality in Darchula.
Jivan Bista was held earlier by police for distributing pamphlets urging the locals to join their march towards Kalapani.
They had reached Dumling to proceed towards Lipulekh discreetly amid the ongoing lockdown.