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RPP Nepal asks PM sack Asst Minister Bista

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KATHMANDU — Ruling coalition Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-Nepal) on Monday asked Prime Minister KP Oli to sack Assistant Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Biraj Bahadur Bista.

The work execution committee of the party today decided to communicate with PM Oli to sack Bista, accusing him of acting against the party’s welfare and unity.

The party’s decided to review Bista referring to his involvement in the activities that could hamper the party’s overall progress and unity, the party’s co-spokesman Mohan Shrestha said.

The work execution committee of the party had looked for clarification from Bista accusing him of going against the party.

Earlier, the party central committee meeting held at Birgunj had decided to suspend Bista’s father and co-executive of the party Keshar Bahadur Bista even from the party’s general membership.

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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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