Golbazar (Lahan), Jan 21: Police here have lodged a Public Offence case against the four students who were arrested Monday during a clash between the police and the students protesting the arrest of Dr CK Raut.
Among the arrested are Dhiraj Kumar Yadav from Tenuwapatti VDC-3, Roshan Chaudhary from Lahan Municipality-1 and Debu Chaudhary from the same locality.
According to Gyanendra Phuyal, Deputy Sub-Inspector of the Area Police Office, Lahan, they were arrested while vandalizing the vehicles during the protest programme on Monday.
Here, UCPN (Maoist), Forum Nepal, Sadbhawana Party and Forum Lokatantrik among other parties in the UCPN (Maoist)-led party alliances have demanded the release of the arrested students issuing a press statement today.
They claim that the students were not involved in the protest, and, thus should be released.
The statement has also warned of potential agitation if the arrested ones are not released.