Maoist cadre, alleged to have killed Adhikari couple's son, arrested
A Maoist cadre, who has been alleged to have killed the son of Nanda Prasad Adhikari and Ganga Maya during armed insurgency in 2004, has been finally arrested on Friday, said news reports on Saturday.
The Maoist cadre has been identified as Ram Prasad Adhikari. He was arrested from Bag Bazar, Kathmandu and has been sent to Chitwan, where the murder took place, so as to file lawsuit against him.
"All conflict-era issues have to be resolved through a Truth and Reconciliation Commission," said Debendra Poudel, a central leader of UCPN (Maoist), while commenting about the arrest.
The Adhikari couple have been staging fast unto death for the past one and half months at an ICU ward of Bir Hospital, Kathmandu demanding arrest of the culprit in their son's murder case.
Human rights activists have extended full support to their cause. The interim government, too, has pledged to detain the culprit. However, the UCPN (Maoist) has been warning the government not to open up conflict-era cases without setting up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission first.
Earlier, a draft law about the formation of the Commission drew criticism from all quarters, as it was not up to the international standard and "blanket amnesty" was offered to all war-era perpetrators, implying that it would only contribute to the culture of impunity. nepalnews.com