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Leader Jhankri released after commitment in writing

KATHMANDU: Central member of Nepal Communist Party (Dahal-Nepal group) Ram Kumari Jhankri has been released from police custody this evening. She had been arrested on the charge of committing a crime against the state earlier today.

She was released following a written commitment stating that she would always respect the President as an institution and also individual, said Nepal Police Spokesperson SSP Basant Bahadur Kunwar.

Jhankri was arrested from her residence in Sankhamul, Kathmandu-31 by a team from the metropolitan crime control division. The charges against her were leveled following a statement she made against the President while speaking at an event in Gorkha.

The All Nepal Women’s Association had submitted a memo calling for action against Jhankri. Based on the complaint, she was taken into custody for necessary investigation, SSP Kunwar said.

In her comments following the release, leader Jhankri said she would always respect the institution of the president.

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