India asks Nepal to probe stone pelting incident at its envoy
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 21:33
Kathmandu: India has taken serious note of a recent incident in which stones were pelted at its Ambassador's vehicle in Nepal and has asked Kathmandu to investigate the issue to punish the culprit.

India's concerns were conveyed by the Ministry of External Affairs to Nepal's Ambassador in New Delhi Rukma Shumsher Rana, sources said.

India's Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood, during his recent visit to northern Nepal's mountainous region, was greeted with protests by the Maoists, some of whom displayed black flags to him.

One of the protesters reportedly hurled a shoe at the Indian embassy officials, while some of them pelted stones at the Ambassador's vehicle on October 6 incident in Solukhumbu.

MEA told the Nepalese envoy that the incident was unfortunate and should be investigated to nail the culprits.

No sooner had Sood and his team reached Faplu airport in Solukhumbu to inaugurate a drinking water project, a team of Maoist activists led by party's central leader Gopal Kirati waved black flags at him while chanting anti-Indian slogans.


First Published: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 21:33

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