Maoist affiliated YCL shuts down schools, colleges in Chitwan to protest arrest of cadres involved in ‘donation terror’
UCPN (Maoist) affiliated Young Communist League (YCL) have called for the shut down of all schools, colleges and other educational institutions in Chitwan district to protest against the arrest of its six cadres by police on Tuesday.
The closure of educational institutions comes a day after police arrested YCL cadres from Narayangadh on the charge of collecting donation by going against the election code of conduct.
Police said the YCL cadres were caught red-handed taking money from a businessman as part of their “donation terror” at Putali Bazaar area in Narayangadh.
Those arrested in that connection are Modraj Neupane, Uttam Gurung, Bishal Marahaththa, Manoj Sherpa, Rabi Parajuli and Bharat Magar.
Acting on a tip off that they were collecting money in the name of “donation” flouting the election code of conduct, a police team from the Chitwan Districtr Police Office (DPO) arrested them, said chief of the Chitwan DPO, Pradyumna Karki said.
The YCL cadres are currently kept in detention at the police office.
The YCL Chitwan District Committee held a news conference immediately after their arrest and contested the police claim that they were collecting donation, saying that they were arrested “without any reason” and with no fault of theirs.
The YCL termed the arrest as a sign of growing police “high-handedness” and also warned that it would launch a strong agitation if those arrested YCL cadres were not released until 10 a.m. Wednesday. The YCL district committee also threatened to call a Chitwan district shutdown if their demands go unheeded.
Later the same night, YCL cadres gheraoed the Chitwan DPO calling for the swift release of their comrades and then stormed the police office and engaged in vandalism and manhandling police officers on duty, Police Inspector Madanjit Mahara said. Nepalnews.com