2003-11-26 - incident - Kathmandu district २०६०-०८-१० - घटना - काठमाडौं जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- On November 26, 2003 (Mangshir 10, 2060), at around 1 p.m., two men in civilian clothes took twenty-four-year-old student Arjun Pokharel from his home in Chabahil, Kathmandu. The neighbors who witnessed the arrest informed the family. Three days later, on November 29 (Mangshir 13), at around 6 a.m., an army patrol arrested Arjun's sister, twenty-two-year-old Kaushala Pokharel in Bungamati, Lalitpur, where she was visiting a friend.
- A family member inquired at the Maharajgunj, Bhadrakali, Chhauni and Balazu army barracks in Nepaltar, Kathmandu, as well as at the District police office and police posts in Chabahil. Both army and police denied having Arjun or Kaushala Pokharel. The relative filed a petition with Kathmandu district court and, along with other relatives of "disappeared" persons, signed a petition to the prime minister, but has not received any information of Arjun or Kaushala Pokharel's whereabouts. A year before his arrest Arjun Pokharel was elected the Balazu campus president of a Maoist-associated student group, All-Nepal Free Student Union (Revolutionary). The family did not know whether his sister was also politically involved.12