2002-08-05 - incident - Kaski district २०५९-०४-२० - घटना - कास्की जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- For about half a year in 2002, the RNA was looking for Chaman Lal Baral, forty-six-year-old president of a local branch of Laborers' Union (Maoist), coming to his family home in Amar Singh Chowk-10, Pokhara, every other day, while Baral was in hiding.
- On August 5, 2002 (Shrawan 20, 2059), at around 2 p.m., a large group of uniformed RNA soldiers surrounded a house in Kudahar Path, Pokhara sub-municipality, where Baral was staying. His family believes someone had disclosed his whereabouts to the army. Baral tried to escape, but surrendered when the army opened fire. An eyewitness who told the family about the arrest said he recognized the soldiers from the Fulbari army barracks in Kaski. A local newspaper published a report about the arrest.
- Through contacts in the army, the family found out that for at least two months Chaman Lal Baral was held in the Fulbari barracks, although the army at the barracks never confirmed it. The family visited several prisons in Kathmandu, but was unable to locate the man. Police at the district police office in Kathmandu told them that he had been brought there for an interrogation, and then transferred somewhere else, but did not provide any more details. A police officer at the Dillibazar Prison in Kathmandu once told the relatives that she had seen Baral in the district court in Kathmandu.
- For two years the family continued to inquire at Fulbari barracks and at the CDO, but has not received any information. They believe Baral has been killed while in custody.55