Police raided an ‘ashram’ of self-styled ‘Buddha Boy’ Ram Bahadur Bamjan at Badegaun, Sindhupalchowk, today.
A joint group of Central Bureau of Investigation and Sindhupalchowk police raided Bamjan’s ‘ashram’ after they received permission from Sindhupalchowk district court.
CIB launched an investigation after four persons, such as three nuns, had been reportedly disappeared and one follower murdered at different ‘ashrams’ of Bamjan.
According to Superintendent of Police Mukund Marasini, the joint team led with the aid of Deputy Superintendent of Police Bimalraj Kandel had raided the ‘ashram. “The ashram will be under the police manage till the investigation concludes,” said DSP Kandel.
There are very few followers of Bamjan at the Bandegaun ‘ashram’. Bamjan was in the ‘ashram’ ten months ago, but he is staying at an ‘ashram’ in Sindhuli at present.
Deputy Inspector General Niraj Bahadur Shahi, CIB director, proven that it had assisted district police office, Sindhupalchowk, to habits raid on Bamjan’s ‘ashram’.
“It will be too early to speak more about it. The involved district police will proceed with the case,” he said. DIG Shahi declined to say if any criminal proof was once found in the course of the raid.
Senior Superintendent of Police Uttam Raj Subedi, Nepal Police spokesperson, knowledgeable that an investigation into the alleged involvement of Bamjan in disappearing ‘nuns and monks’ used to be launched from Sindhupalchowk. Bamjan’s ashrams in Sindhupalchowk, Nawalparasi and Bara are under police surveillance round-the-clock.
On December 28, relatives of three persons, who were allegedly disappeared by way of Bamjan, had demanded that the government conduct a thorough investigation to find their whereabouts.
Organising a press convention in Kathmandu, the grieving families alleged that Bamjan was a ‘paedophile and murderer’ and asserted that their pricey ones were disappeared through the so-called godman from his ‘ashrams’ in Bara and Sindhupalchowk.
Those allegedly disappeared by using Bamjan and his associates consist of Dolmo of Makawanpur, Chunmo of Nuwakot and Sanchalal Waiba of Makwanpur.
Prem Dorje Lama, commonplace secretary of Ahinsabadi Dharma Chakra Sangh, a Buddhist organisation, had also demanded an investigation to establish the reality and entreated the authorities to raid Bamjan’s ‘ashrams’ to dismantle the ‘criminal ring’.