2001-12-18 - incident - Bardiya district २०५८-०९-०३ - घटना - बर्दिया जिल्ला
Archive ref no: NCA-03020
Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- In December 2001, twenty-two-year-old farmer Tribhuwan Giri was receiving technical training in a shop run by his relative in Khohalpur, Pipalchautara. On December 18, 2001 (Poush 3, 2058), at around 8 a.m., police arrived at the shop in a van, and a policeman named Ramu called out and arrested Giri.
- The police took him to the Khohalpur police station, then to the Bansghari police station, and then transferred him to the Guleria police office, where Giri stayed for over two months. He was then transferred to Guleria prison on February 13, 2002 (Falgun 1, 2058).
- His family had been visiting him regularly both in the Guleria police office and in prison. Giri told them that he was accused of being a Maoist, but assured them that he was innocent and that he would come home soon.
- The family last met him on May 2, 2002 (Baisakh 19, 2059). When they came on May 7, prison authorities told the family that he was not there anymore and showed them a paper stating that nine people, including Giri, were released on May 2. A detainee released from the prison later told the family that on that day, the nine people had been taken away from the prison in an RNA truck. Prison officials told the family that Giri "might have been taken" for interrogation to the Guleria district police office. A police inspector there, however, confirmed that Giri had been taken from the prison by the army, although he did not know where exactly he was being held.
- The family reported the case to the ICRC, NHRC and INSEC, but has not received any further information on Giri's whereabouts.168