The Kathmandu District Court has remanded businessman Arun Chaudhary and the then executive chief of Bansbari Leather & Shoe Factory Ajit Narayan Singh Thapa to four days of police custody.


The bench of Judge Madhav Prasad Ghimire Thursday evening granted the custody for four days sought by the District Government Attorney Office, Kathmandu, according to Communication Officer Chandra Prasad Panthi.

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the Nepal Police earlier arrested three persons on charge of grabbing the land of erstwhile Bansbari Leather & Shoe Factory.

Businessman Arun Chaudhary and the then executive chief of Bansbari Leather & Shoe Factory  Ajit Narayan Singh Thapa were arrested Thursday afternoon. They have been accused of starting to grab the factory’s land almost four decades back.

CIB Chief AIG Kiran Bajracharya confirmed arrest of Chaudhary and Thapa who have been accused of grabbing 10 ropanis of land belonging to the factory.

The CIB also arrested Sanjay Thakur, the then board chairman of Bansbari Leather and Shoe Factory, later on the day.

“They are seen to have been transferring ownership of government land into their names at different dates. The Cabinet has not been found to have taken any decision about the matter,” a source told Setopati. “It seems to have been transferred to their names through connivance. The main shareholders of the land now, Chaudhary and Thapa, have been arrested. There can also be other shareholders. They will also be arrested.”

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