Murder case filed against Tamang on charges of involvement in Kakani explosion
Nuwakot, The district police on Monday filed a murder case with the district court against Rajib Tamang arrested on charges of detonating an improvised explosive device targeting candidates for the recently held elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.
"We are investigating into the matter," said Chief of the Nuwakot district police Basanta Kunwar.
Tamang of Likhu rural municipality-6 in the district, who is associated with the youth organisation run by the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal has been accused of setting off an IED in Kakani in the district targeting election candidates Dr Ram Sharan Mahat and Ramesh Mahat during the polls. In the explosion, five people were injured.
Tamang was arrested by the Kathmandu police and handed later to the district police.
Tamang has also been charged with detonating IED in Kathmandu targeting election candidate Gagan Kumar Thapa during the polls.
The Kathmandu police had also filed a murder case with the district court on the same charges. He was later released on bail.
A search has been launched for other eight suspects involved in the Kakani explosion, the police said.