UML, UCPN (M) stand opposite on Adhikari couple's case
The CPN-UML Saturday denied the right to murder, while the UCPN (Maoist) warned of further protests against the arrest of the murder-accused in the homicide case of Adhikari couple's son, Krishna Prasad in 2004.
"No one can claim to have the leverage of murdering someone in a democracy," said senior CPN-UML leader KP Oli, after meeting with Adhikari couple at an ICU ward of Bir Hospital, Kathmandu.
Oli further extended the solidarity of his party to the hunger strike of Adhikari couple, who have been demanding legal action against the murderer of their son.
Oli further objected to the general shut down (bandh) called by the Maoists, saying that it was irresponsible to impose a bandh to free a murder-accused party cadre from the police custody.
Meanwhile, UCPN (Maoist) spokesperson, Agni Sapkota warned today that his party would resort to more protests if the murder accused, Ram Prasad Adhikari, is not released soon.
"The war-era cases have to be seen by a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Bringing out those cases only indicates that the government wants to disrupt the election leading to an unfavorable environment," Sapkota said.
The murder-accused Maoist cadre Ram Prasad, arrested in Kathmandu Friday, was taken to Chitwan, where the murder actually took place, according to police. Nepalnews.com