KATHMANDU: Police have rounded up five individuals including three ‘social activists’ on Sunday for making racial comments and manhandling people.
According to a police officer of Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu Tika Sangraula “Jwala”, Sharmila Waiba and Himal Upadhyay, who claim themselves to be social activists were arrested.
They were arrested on the basis of a complaint filed by the central committee member of Youth Association Nepal Khushbu Ghimire.
Ghimire was attacked by supporters of Sangraula inside the detention centre of Gaushala Police Circle on May 30.
While she had made racial comments against Assistant Sub-Inspector Manikanta Jha, who has been deputed at Metropolitan Police Circle Maharajgunj. Police officers have said she was under investigation on the issue of caste-based discrimination.
Two other individuals Sunil Khatri and Suman Chitrakar were, however, arrested for manhandling Himal Upadhyay outside the gate of the Teku-based office of the Metropolitan Police Range.