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70-day court summons issued to Basnet

The District Court, Morang issued a 70-day notice on July 18, 2011 in the name of Parshuram Basnet, the mastermind of a brutal attack on Khilanath Dhakal, a Biratnagar-based reporter to the Nagarik and Republica national dailies.

The notice was issued after police failed to arrest Basnet within seven days of the issuance of an arrest warrant, according to a record keeper in the District Court, Bhishma Raj Prasai. Mr Prasai said Basnet´s property would be frozen if he did not turn up at the court within 70 days.
Deputy Superintendent of Police at Morang District Police Office, Deepak Thapa said the 70-day notice was handed over to Basnet´s family on July 18.

The district court had earlier remanded to custody Biratnagar Youth Force In-Charge Rohit Koirala and member Manoj Rai for further investigation into the case relating to abduction and attempted murder of journalist Dhakal.

Earlier, prime accused the attack, Parshuram Basnet was issued a 7-day warrant on July 7, 2011.
Freedom Forum welcomes the court summons.  However, the organization detests the government's apathy to help arrest the journo attacker, Basnet.

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