Bahadur Rayamajhi Arrested in India
Recent news regarding Top Bahadur Rayamajhi has spread quickly online, leading the public to look for any updates about him or his arrest. There has been much interest surrounding his case; we have compiled all relevant information and updates regarding this individual; read further if you wish to learn more!
Nepalese Former Deputy PM Arrested for Fake Bhutan Refugee Scam
Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, former deputy prime minister, energy minister, and secretary of the main opposition CPN-UML party was arrested tonight at approximately 9:00 pm from “a hideout” in Bhudhanikantha after evading arrest on charges pertaining to Bhutanese refugee fraud.
On May 3, Kathmandu District Court issued an arrest warrant against Rayamajhi; according to SSP Dan Bahadur Malla’s estimate “we were able to arrest the accused on basis of tip off.” Accordingly ‘we were able to arrest him.”
Arrest Warrant for Son Triggers his Capture in Bhudhanikantha”
Rayamajhi had managed to avoid capture until this evening in Bhudhanikantha when police issued an arrest warrant for his son Sandeep who was detained in Butwal on the same day that Top Bahadur lost communication.
On May 10, Rayamajhi was demoted from party secretary in order to assist with investigation and await development in case.
Furthermore, at CPN-UML central secretariat committee meeting of May 10, Rayamajhi was ordered by committee members to cooperate fully with police investigation process by reporting himself immediately upon receiving news of arrest warrant for Sandeep who was detained that same day by Butwal authorities on May 10.
In addition, CPN-UML central secretariat committee meeting also instructed Rayamajhi turn himself in as part of ongoing case process.
Rayamajhi’s Arrest in Kathmandu
Rayamajhi had arrived in Kathmandu the day prior to his arrest and was staying with a relative in Pasikot, Budhani lkantha. On May 3, when the court issued his arrest warrant, Rayamajhi attended a public event in Arghakhachi voluntarily as requested.
Police attempted to take Rayamajhi into custody upon hearing this news; Rayamajhi requested not be arrested due to voluntary testimony offered through IGP Basanta Bahadur Kunwar; however on the following day Rayamajhi informed Kunwar that no arrest would be necessary and that no further proceedings would occur according to CPN UML Chair KP Sharma Oli.