2003-12-03 - incident - Kathmandu district २०६०-०८-१७ - घटना - काठमाडौं जिल्ला
Archive ref no: NCA-11083
Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- On December 3, 2003 (Mangshir 17, 2060), at about 3:30 p.m., a group of armed men in civilian clothes followed twenty-nine-year-old Bhim Giri, a college student, and his friend (age unknown) Bhaikaji Ghimire as they left the Mahendra Ratna College in Kathmandu on motorbike. The armed men followed the motorbike in two taxis that had their license plates covered up. Outside the college, a scuffle broke out between the armed men and Bhim Giri and his friend, until the armed men fired into the air and identified themselves as RNA soldiers. As the RNA soldiers bundled the two men into the taxis, Bhim Giri yelled out his name and asked the onlookers to notify journalists and human rights organizations of his arrest. A relative of Bhim Giri was among the witnesses to his arrest.
- Relatives of Bhim Giri contacted journalists, and informed the Nepal Bar Association, the NHRC, Amnesty International, the ICRC, and other human rights organizations. They met with the Chief District Officer of the area, who denied any knowledge of the arrest. The family has not received any information about the whereabouts of Bhim Giri or Bhaikaji Ghimire since their arrest.
- Bhim Giri was a student at Mahendar Ratna College. He had previously served as secretary of the college branch of the All-Nepal Free Students' Union (Revolutionary), a Maoist-affiliated organization, but no longer served in that position at the time of his arrest. Bhaikaji worked as managing director of the Sama Dristi weekly newspaper, the official newspaper of CPN-M.10
- On November 9, 2004, a NHRC representative claimed that Bhaikaji Ghimire, among others, was held in the Bhairabnath army barracks.11