2002-06-17 - incident - Kathmandu district २०५९-०३-०३ - घटना - काठमाडौं जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- Twenty-four-year-old Bipin Bhandari was the secretary of the All-Nepal Free Students' Union (Revolutionary), a CPN-M-affiliated students' organization. According to well-placed sources, Bhaudari's father is a political official in CPN-M. Nepali security forces were actively searching for Bipin Bhandari, so he had left his family home and sought alternative accommodation.
- At 5 a.m. on June 17, 2002 (Asadh 3, 2059), Nepali security forces, including police officials, came to the lodgings of Bhandari in Kapan area of Kathmandu and arrested him together with twenty-three-year-old Dil Bahadur Rai and one other suspected Maoist. The latter was released after six months in detention, and told the family that he and the others had first been detained at Balazu police station for two days, and then transferred to Shorakutte police station for fifteen days, both located in Kathmandu. The released detainee then lost contact with the two others. Bhaudari and Rai remain missing to date.
- The family informed various human rights organizations, ICRC, and the NHRC of the "disappearance," but received no information from any source.16