Ministry of Home Affairs. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a circular to release the detained leaders and cadres of the Biplav-led Nepal Communist Party after the government and the group led by Netra Bikram Chand sealed a three-point agreement on Thursday.
The ministry has written a letter to the police headquarters directing all Chief District Officers to process the case and coordinate with the district public prosecutor in other cases.
Home Ministry Spokesperson Chakra Bahadur Budha said, “The cases of the leaders and cadres that could be released through the Chief District Officer have been instructed to complete the process and release the leaders and cadres. Other cases will be facilitated through the district public prosecutor.”
The Ministry is preparing to release Dharmendra Bastola, a third-ranked leader of the Biplav group, who is being held in Kavre on Friday.
According to SP Bhupendra Bahadur Khatri of District Police Office, Kavre, the process of releasing Bastola has started. “It is too late today to prepare some documents. He will be released by tomorrow afternoon,” he said.
SP Om Adhikari of Chitwan District Police said that he had sought details of the case from Nawalparasi to expedite the process of releasing Chandra Bahadur Chand “Birjung”, brother of Biplav.
According to Central Police Spokesperson SSP Basanta Bahadur Kunwar, 2,098 leaders and cadres of the Biplav group were arrested so far. Of them, 126 are in custody for trial and 18 are still in custody.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought full details of the case against the leaders and cadres of the Biplav from the District Administration Offices of 77 districts and the police offices.