Man arrested on suspicion of torture during Nepal conflict

Counter terror officers today arrested a 46-year-old man in Sussex over alleged torture committed during the conflict in Nepal, Scotland Yard said.

A police statement said:

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service have today [Thursday 3 January] arrested a man in connection with torture allegedly committed during the Nepali Civil War.

At 07:19 detectives arrested a 46-year-old man at a residential address in St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, on suspicion of torture contrary to Section 134 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988.

He was taken to a police station in Sussex where he remains in custody.Searches are ongoing at a residential address in St Leonards-on-Sea.

The investigation is being led by the Counter Terrorism Command, who have responsibility for investigating alleged war crimes and human rights abuses, and relates to allegations of torture committed in Nepal in 2005.