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Nepali govt arrests former ministers

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Kathmandu, May 12 (UNI) The Nepal government has arrested former ministers Kamal Thapa, Ramesh Nath Pandey and Shris Shumsher Rana on the recommendation of the high level judicial committee to probe into excesses committed during the period king Gyanendra had taken over executive power.

The committee has accused them for being responsible for suppressing the people's movement last month and has ordered 90-day arrest warrant for them. Thapa was Home Minister, Pandey was Foreign Minister and Rana was Communication minister during Gyanendra regime.

They are being kept at the National Police Academy at Maharajgunj.

The Committee has also recommended the government to suspend the chief of four security agencies including the Royal Nepalese Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police force and Investigation department.

The Seven Party Alliance (SPA) was under tremendous pressure from the members of parliament and pro-democracy activists to take strong action against people responsible for suppressing the movement.

Nearly 21 people, including an Indian national were killed in the movement against the King's regime.

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