A Bhutanese refugee was arrested in Beldangi-1 refugee camp in eastern Nepal today. The armed police force deployed at the camp nabbed Bir Bahadur Mainali, 23, a resident of Beldangi-1 sector F for threatening another refugee Nandalal Ghimire of the same camp(sector C-2). Ghimire, who is undergoing process for relocation in USA was threatened of taking his life if he didn’t comply with what Mainali said
Trying to extract more information on this, we contacted our friend in the refugee camp this morning. ‘It is learnt that Mainali has been vehemently opposing the third country resettlement program and support the repatriation’,reports our friend Shaman Kshetri from Beldangi-II camp who further says he(Mainali), time and again threatens the refugees who are in the process of their resettlement and warns them of the dire consequences if they don’t support the Bhutanese movement.’
On the other hand, BNS,an independent Bhutanese news service, has quoted the APF Incharge,Gunaraj Baniya as saying that Mainali’s case has been forwarded to Damak Police Station for further investigation with suspicion that he could be one of the responsible figures of the K.B. Khadka’s slaying which happened last month in Beldangi-2 refugee camp.