21 supporters of CK Raut detained
Lahan- Police intervened in a demonstration carried out here demanding the release of Dr CK Raut arrested on the charge of treason, and detained around two dozens of his supporters.
Supporters of Raut gathered in front of the Area Police Office, Lahan, as their apparent attempts to press the police to release him, forcing the police administration to resort to taking them under control, District Police Office Siraha’s Superintendent of Police Raj Kumar KC said.
Police are discussing whether to file a case against the arrested. The demonstrations held in the support of Raut who was arrested Thursday from his rented house from Janakpur and handed to the Siraha Police made the police administration to mobilise a large number of security personnel in the town to avert possible demonstration.
The District Court Siraha Friday extended his remand by the next 10 days to further investigate the charge against him. He was accused of giving ‘anti-State’ speech during a public programme in Lahan on January 17. RSS