2002-01-02 - incident - Kaski district २०५८-०९-१८ - घटना - कास्की जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- 61. Shiva Prasad Parajuli
- Twenty-two-year-old Shiva Prasad Parajuli, a university student at the Prithivi Narayan (PN) campus in Pokhara, was the publisher of a weekly newspaper. According to his relatives, Parajuli was serving as a recruiter for CPN-M, and had been seen handing out CPN-M membership cards in the Nirmal Pokhari VDC of Kaski district.
- On January 1, 2002 (Poush 17, 2058), Parajuli and a friend traveled to a Mela celebration. On their return the next day, plainclothes RNA soldiers tried to arrest the two men at a teashop in Pumdi Bhumdi VDC ward 2. The friend managed to escape, and later informed the family that Parajuli had been taken into custody. Following the arrest, RNA soldiers and police officers came twice to Parajuli's family home, and confiscated several official documents, including school certificates and a photo album.
- After learning of the arrest, the family contacted various RNA officials and the speaker of the House of Representatives, and wrote an application to the Chief District Officer to get information about Parajuli. The family also informed INSEC and the ICRC, but received no information about Parajuli from any source since his arrest.58