RAW chief Samanta Goel
KATHMANDU: Samant Goel, Chief of Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s foreign intelligence agency, has returned to New Delhi creating a political turmoil in Nepal.
The government has not disclosed all information about who Goyal met in Nepal on Wednesday .
Indian intelligence chief Goyal’s team appeared at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Thursday morning proved he has returned to Delhi.
According to TIA security sources, they have returned home on a chartered flight with a call sign IFB 6045.
Executive Chairman of Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal, senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha among others claim that they came to know about the visit of the Indian intelligence by reading newspapers.
Likewise, the secretariat of senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party and former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has claimed that he did not meet Goyal.
Just hours after landing in Kathmandu on a special flight on Wednesday, it was reported that Goyal had a secret meeting with the Nepali leaders.
However, senior leader Nepal’s personal secretary Mohan Gautam said that the secretariat of the senior leader did not meet Goyal. “He has not met Goyal, nor does he have an agenda to meet,” said Gautam.
Similarly, the Secretariat of Puspa Kamal Dahal has dismissed media reports that Dahal met with the head of the Indian intelligence agency.
Prachanda’s press coordinator Bishnu Prasad Sapkota clarified that there was no meeting with the RAW chief.
Expressing regret over false, fabricated and misleading news on sensitive issues, Sapkota urged the general public and the media not to be misled that he had a meeting with Goyal.