Home Office monitoring Durga Prasai activities

The Home Ministry has increased surveillance of the activities of medical entrepreneur Durga Prasai.

Prasai, who recently started a campaign to save the nation, nationalism, religion, culture and citizens, has also been organizing different programs accusing banks and financial institutions of excesses.

“We have been observing the activities of Durga Prasai. All bodies routinely perform political and economic analysis and don’t just watch it. We will take into account that there is an obstruction in the public service and that the citizens are being disturbed,” Interior Ministry Information Officer Dil Kumar Tamang told Media.

The campaign led by Prasai has started the campaign of sooting the staff of banks and financial institutions for their ‘excesses’ of Chitwan. The campaign coordinator, Shambhu Thapa, was arrested by the Chitwan police on Wednesday morning for vitiating the public environment by spreading rumors in the society through unnatural and demeaning comments.

Thapa, a former Chitwan head of the Maoist youth wing Young Communist League (YCL), is under investigation and the police will decide the type of case to bring against him after the investigation.

Different organizations of commercial and development banks, and financial and microfinance institutions delivered a memorandum letter to the Home Office demanding a security guarantee after Prasai started the soot-smearing campaign. Then, on March 3, the Home Ministry ordered the 77 district police offices to provide security for bank and financial institution staff and stop such incidents of misconduct.

“Those who break the law, take the law into their own hands, and engage in prohibited activities in the name of the campaign will be arrested. However, they will not be arrested simply for joining the campaign,” Tamang said.

He said that Thapa may have been arrested based on instructions from the Home Ministry, adding that the police themselves can bring a case against Thapa if there are no complaints against him.

Prasai, close to CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, who nominated him as a core member of the party, was expelled from the party on February 25 after he began a political campaign along with former king Gyanendra Shah and his son Paras the February 25. 13

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