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'Nepali man arrested in Siliguri, India was there for mother's treatment'

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India :

Relatives of Udayhang Fago, a resident of Ilam, Nepal who was arrested by Siliguri police on Tuesday on the charge of enticing violence in Gorkhaland protest,  said that he was was in West Bengal, India to get treatment for his mother.

Fago, a permanent resident of Fikkal, Suryodaya Municipality in the district, was arrested from Siliguri-based Don Bosco School premises yesterday along with Nitin Chhetri, 35, of Sukuna, Siliguri in India. Chhetri is the secretary of Sukuna chapter of Bimal Gurung-led Gorkha Jana Mukti Morcha.

Both the arrestees have been charged for their involvement in gun fire incident that took place after a weapon rally in Sukuna last week.

37-year-old Fago's sister, Sadhana Fago, said that her brother had went to Siliguri for their mother's treatment and he has no connection to the Gorkhaland movement.

The West Bengal Police have said that Fago has been presented before the Siliguri Court and have been remanded into police custody for 12 days.

The accused have been levied charges under article 147, 148 and 149 of Indian penal code. They have been also accused of attacking on policemen and creating obstruction on government services by wielding weapons.

Aug 9, 2017