Panel formed to probe attack on UML candidate Alam

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Kathmandu, Oct. 5: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday constituted a three-member committee with Additional Inspector General of Police Deenkar Shamser JB Rana as the convenor to investigate into the gun attack on CPN (UML) leader Mahamud Alam.

Stating the government has taken the incident seriously, the Home Minister has said the committee is assigned to submit a report within a week. Other two members on the probe committee are Deputy Inspector General of Police Bigyan Raj Sharma and Director at the National Investigation Department, central regional office, Dev Raj Bhatta.

Alam, a CPN (UML) candidate under the first-past-the post (FPTP) system from the Bara constituency No. 4 for the upcoming Constituent Assembly election was shot at by an unidentified gang on Friday afternoon. He sustained bullet injuries to his head and is undergoing treatment at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharjgunj in a critical condition.

The Home Ministry has said it is studying the incident and has already directed the bodies concerned including the district administration offices to manage all necessary security arrangements for conducting the upcoming election in a free, fair and impartial atmosphere. RSS

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