Kathmandu, May 8
Rastriya Prajatanta Party Chairman Kamal Thapa has demanded that the government independently investigate into a shooting attack on Acharya Shreeniwas, a Biratnagar-based Hindu religious leader.
Thapa, who had earlier extended his sympathy on Shreeniwas, made the recent comment after police claimed that the religious leader orchestrated his own shooting with mala fide intent.
“If the police investigation till date is true, and if Acharya Shreeniwas orchestrated his own shooting, I strongly condemn such act,” said Thapa on Twitter.
धर्मगुरु आचार्य श्रीनिवास स्वयंले आफुमाथि आक्रमण गराएको प्रहरीले जनाएको छ।यदि सत्य हो भने, श्रीनिवासको यो कार्य अत्यन्त निन्दनीय र भत्सर्नायोग्य छ।बिषयको गांभिर्यतालाई दृष्टिगत गर्दै सरकारले स्वतन्त्र छानबिन गरी सत्यतथ्य सार्वजनिक गर्न आग्रह गर्दछु
— Kamal Thapa (@KTnepal) May 8, 2018
Police on Monday arrested Shreeniwas for orchestrating his own shooting. The leader was reportedly shot at by an unidentified group in Morang district on April 8 while he was out to answer nature’s call. The bullet had passed through his right chest.
Police had arrested four persons in connection with the case. However, during investigation, it was found that he himself planned and mobilised them for shooting.
Earlier, police had suspected involvement of Mongol National Organisation, an underground outfit, in the attack as some fliers published by the organisation were found near the incident site.
After the incident, the RPP Chair had visited the Hindu spiritual leader at the hospital after the incident and extended his support to the latter.
बिराटनगरमा धर्मगुरु आचार्य श्रीनिवास माथी भएको गोली प्रहारको घोर भत्सर्ना गर्दछु।अपराधी पत्ता लगाउने कार्यमा सरकारले तत्काल गंभीर तदारुकता देखाओस र कानुन बमोजिम कार्वाही होस भन्ने माँग गर्दछु। साथै, घाईते धर्मगुरु श्रीनिवासको शिघ्र स्वास्थ्यलाभको कामना गर्दछु pic.twitter.com/y3vQ14zdli
— Kamal Thapa (@KTnepal) April 8, 2018