Fake encounter of Kumar Poudel, take action against guilty: NHRC

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The National Human Rights Commission has accused the Nepal Police of staging a fake encounter of late Kumar Poudel. A cadre of the outlawed Netra Bikram Chand ” Biplav” faction, late Kumar was also the area in charge of the Sarlahi district.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has made a decision regarding this case to be staged by the Nepal police and that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sarbendra Khanal is being heavily scrutinized for his role regarding this incident.

The NHRC in its meeting held on Monday has ordered a detailed impartial investigation into the case which is said to have several discrepancies. It has recommended the government for strong action against the collusion of several Nepal Police officers including Kiran Kumar Neupane and Surya Kumar Karki and the doctor Birendra Kumar Yadav who conducted the post mortem of late Poudel for falsifying information. According to the NHRC Poudel was arrested and killed in custody.

Earlier on in a press interaction organized by the Reporters Club brother of the deceased Hari Paudel had stated that his brother was protesting against the corruption of the government that was involved in acquiring land through mafias and involved in embezzling funds of over 200 million Nepalese rupees.

Hari had also said that those involved in his brother’s organized murder were Bharat Kumar Thapa Mayor of Bagmati, Dili Upreti Member of State Legislative Assembly, Sagar Nath from the forest development department, Dacharam Wagle, along with IGP Sarbendra Khanal and the Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa. The family was denied of post mortem reports, and the body was not handed over to them on time.