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ANFA reinstates suspended officials

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KATHMANDU — The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Wednesday reinsted four suspended officials after the world football governing body FIFA directed it to do so and hold fresh elections at the earliest.

ANFA reinstated VPs Karma Chhiring Sherpa, Bijay Narayan Manandhar and Kishor Rai and Member Pankaj Nembang who were suspended on September 28 last year accusing them of acting against the organisation’s leadership from the executive committee led by Ganesh Thapa.

The ANFA Executive Committee would now hold another meeting soon incorporating the reinstated officials and it would decide a date for the elections to elect the new Executive Committee as per FIFA’s May 10 directive.

The national football governing body is in crisis after FIFA’s ethics committee imposed a 10-year ban on ANFA President Ganesh Thapa on corruption charges. The ban was effective from April 16 last  year.

Meanwhile, Mani Kunwar, Bir Bahadur,Santosh Baniya and Khadka, who were promoted to the positions of Vice-President on the same day resigned Wednesday itself.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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