Maoists kill chief of Nepal armed police force

Published January 27th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

A Maoist commander has been arrested in connection with the Sunday's killing of the chief of Nepal's armed police force and his wife. 


Krishna Hari Sainju, Maoist commander of Bhaktapur district, was arrested from a house near the incident site at Bagdole in Lalitpur district on the outskirts of Kathmandu, police said. 


An armed gang of five persons had shot dead IGP Krishna Mohan Shrestha, his wife Nudup Shrestha and bodyguard assistant sub inspector Surya Regmi. 


Saiju, who was injured after the killing, was hiding in a nearby house after the killing. The Maoists have not taken the responsibility on the killing of Shrestha. (

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