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Former ANFA Gen Secy Shahi arrested on fraud charge

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KATHMANDU — Former General Secretary of All Nepal Football Association and Chairperson of Nepal Ice Hockey Association Lok Bahadur Shahi has been arrested by the Metropolitan Crime Division on Thursday for duping Rs 10 million from various people.

A team deployed from MPCD arrested Shahi from Kathmandu after receivisn the complaints against him from different people, said SSP Dinesh Amatya.

Shahi, who is also the former goalkeeper of national football team, has been accused of taking money from more than 25 people assuring them of sending to Canada through an organization called ‘Sports for All’.

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“Some of the victims have provided us the receipt provided by Shahi. We can see he had collected Rs 500,000 to Rs 700,000 from an individual telling them he would send them Canada,” said SSP Amatya.

SSP Amatya said that the number of complaints may increase after they came to know that police is taking action against Shahi.

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RJPN splits in its anniversary, disgruntled leaders form new party

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KATHMANDU — A dissatisfied leaders of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) including Vice Chairman Ashok Kumar Yadav announced on Friday that they have quit the party to form a new party under his leadership.

Organising a press conference at the Reporters’ Club in the Capital on Friday, Yadav and 32 other members left the party and announced a new party named Rastriya Janta Party (Loktantrik). According to which Ashok Kumar Yadav is appointed as a coordinator, Ritesh Kumar Singh, deputy coordinator and Jeevan Shah as general secretary.

Subash Chandari Biraji and Jeevan Sah have been appointed as General Secretaries in the 11-member ad hoc committee while Sadhana Yadav and Lakki Sharma as Secretaries, Madhu Maya Yadav as Treasurer and Dipendra Yadav as spokesperson.

Likewise, Dharma Raj Gupta, Bipana Acharya and Sambhu Pandit are the members of central ad hoc committee.

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Coordinator Yadav accused the party leadership of remaining indifferent in piling pressure on the government to amend the constitution.

Saying that Madhes is still lagging behind in terms of development, Yadav said the Rastriya Janata Party (Democratic) will focus its activities on development.

LAst year on the same day on April 20, 2017,six Madhes-based parties — Mahantha Thakur-led Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Rajendra Mahato-led Sadbhawana Party, Mahendra Yadav-led Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party, Sharat Singh Bhandari-led Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party and Rajkishor Yadav-led Madhesi Janadhikar Forum- Ganatantrik and Anil Jha-led Nepal Sadbhawana Party– had announced their unification to form Rastirya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN).

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