Why Dr. K.I Singh Was Declared Bandit ?
On 8th Magh 2007, Dr. Kuwar Indrajit Singh, aka Dr. K.I. Singh, tried to seize Singha Durbar. The nation had been free of Rana's tyranny for 11 months when he tried vainly to seize the Singha Durbar. After around 12 hours, he could not fully seize control of Singha Durbar and was forced to depart the nation. He eventually got to the location where he assumed control of the Singha Durbar, despite his inability to capture it.
Singh is described as "eccentric," "rebellious," and "angry" by those who are familiar with his habits, personality, and political activity. The majority of the newspapers of the day likewise referred to him as "Raudra." Singh was referred to be a "hypocrite" by BP Koirala in his book.
Singh, a war veteran who had spent the previous 40 years in various locations in India and Burma, attempted to establish Nautanwa as his permanent residence at the start of 1945. However, at the same time, Nepal and the Nepali language began to feel the impact of India's "Quit English" movement. The revolutionary backdrop of 2007 was prepared.
After he joined the democratic struggle in 2007, his home alternately served as Sihandarbar Jail and Bhairahawa Jail. He ran away from both jails and fled to exile in China. After the advent of democracy, he was the first Nepali to apply for political asylum in China.
At the beginning of the Nepali Congress, Singh, who has been in touch with the organization since 2004, supported BP Koirala. However, Singh opposed both BP and Matrika following the Vairganiyan Conference (1950, September 26–27), which agreed to start a military uprising to topple the Rana administration.
When the Vairganian Conference was considering making BP the commander of the revolution (with all associated rights), Singh expressed the first voice of resistance. Additionally, BP suggested appointing Matrika Prasad Koirala as the leader of the uprising. Singh disagreed with Matrika as well. In addition to criticizing Matrika, he asserted that he should lead the revolution.
According to the book "Dr. As written in K.I. Singh and Nepal's Politics (2007 - 2017 B.S)" by Dr. Bhaveshwar Pangeni, Singh reprimanded Matrika in the Vairagnanian conference and asked, "Is baban bachkeko kya malum ki rifle me kitne ticket hote hai? We must therefore unify the party leadership since I have a military background.
Singh's claims were contested, and Matrika was appointed as the top leader of the armed uprising. Gopal Shamsher oversaw the Bhairahawa region and ordered Singh to the front. Singh was uncomfortable that "Rana" was associated with the Congress, much less in the leadership, which was the issue.
Singh had charged Koirala Bandhu with stealing Rana's money at the Vairganiyan convention. Singh objected and said that the Koiralas, exchanging Shuwarna Shamsher/Mahavir Shamsher hundred-and hundred-rupee bills, ignored him during the Vairganian conference.
Singh even promised not to follow his mother's instructions out of his rage that he was not granted all of the revolution's rights. In his memoirs, BP Koirala claims that there were speculations that Singh would kill BP by shooting him. In his autobiography, BP said that he went to meet Singh during this operation.
Singh expressed unhappiness with the revolution early on and became known as a "revolutionary of revolutionaries." Throughout his life, he had a revolutionary (dissatisfied) attitude against Koirala and the Nepali Congress.
Singh maintained the revolution by defying the Nepali Congress's resolve to take the democratic route since he was dissatisfied with Koirala. Singh's behavior of not giving up the revolution infuriated the then-King Tribhuvan and the authentic leadership of the party under which he was waving the revolution's flag.
Dr. Singh spoke to the then-King Tribhuvan and declared in Hindi against the Delhi Agreement. They began preparing for battle in the Singh Marchawar area on the orders of the Congress Party and the government, refusing to lay down their armaments.
Singh was issued a warrant for arrest after refusing to surrender his weapon.
Then-Home Minister BP Koirala gave the order for Singh's detention. In his memoirs, Koirala states, "He rebels against the government. I gave the order to have K.I. Singh arrested when he did that.
Singh was detained on Falgun 11, 2007, by India and Nepal forces, per Koirala's directive.
Following their detention, Singh and his supporters were charged seven crimes, including inciting riots, usurping the crown, plundering public funds and private property, and murder. In Bhairahawa, Singh was detained and put in jail. Singh, however, was able to breach the security and flee. On 25 Asar (some say 27) in 2008 B.S., Singh and his accomplice broke out of Bhairawa prison.
The previous administration labeled Singh a "bandit" when he escaped from Bhairawa Jail. He declared a Rs 5,000 reward for Singh's capture. Surya Prasad Upadhyay, the food and agriculture minister at the time, issued a warning on March 12, 2008, stating that if Singh did not submit, the government security forces would kill him.
In his book, Pangeni quotes the Gorkhapatra, saying, "The government has declared a fugitive named K.I. Singh who escaped from jail as a bandit and has also announced a reward of 5000 rupees will be granted to whoever arrests him." This is due to three key factors. The first reason is that, during the liberation war, they disobeyed the President of the Nepali Congress' directive to declare a cease-fire and kept fighting and plundering while ignoring Shree Paanch's pleas for peace. The second reason is that warfare continued in Nepal long after the Interim Cabinet was established. There were riots and thefts in several areas. The third reason is that the government has designated K.I. Singh as a bandit because he broke out of jail, fled with other inmates, committed robbery, and engaged in dacoity.
He had been moving from location to location plundering after escaping from Bhairahawa till yesterday when our men surrounded him 7/8 kos from Palpa.
The government will not give a damn if our army kills him if he refuses to surrender, and there is a significant likelihood of that happening.
Following Singh's escape from Bhairahawa, Indian soldiers were once more enlisted to assist in the capture of Singh. On 22 Shrawan 2008, Singh and his cohorts were captured in the Dhorpatan region with the assistance of Indian and Nepali soldiers.
On the directive of the then-Home Minister BP Koirala, Singh was transported from Palpa to Singha Durbar during the first week of August. In his "Autobiography," BP claims that even after taking Ganesh to Sihandarbar, BP urged him to take care of him. Ganeshman frequently delivered food from his home to Singh, who was held captive inside Sihandarbar, believing that BP had taken control.On March 8, 2008, Singha Durbar was taken captive by Singh, who thought he was being held captive to exact political retribution. The ministers and leaders of the erstwhile administration arrived at the entrance of Narayanhiti Durbar to seek refuge after Singh, and his numerous supporters and defense troops occupied Singha Durbar with firearms.
In his book, Pangeni claimed that after being set free, Singh and his companions seized control of the Singha Durbar and the ammo store, artillery, air base, and telephone base.
When Singha Durbar was taken over, BP, who was in Palpa then, wrote about the mayhem in his autobiography, "K.I. Singh has run the army." All of the ministers have escaped and are now in the royal palace. He is seated with a gun as the army approaches. The issue is what to do right away.
On the evening of the 9th Magh, Singh and his associates left Singha Durbar. They headed for Tibet despite trying all day and night to negotiate and come to an agreement with King Tribhuvan and his parties. In Pangeni's narrative, Singh was proclaimed prime minister by the Raksha Dal youth on the evening of Magh 8. That announcement, though, was only the employees' illusion.
On Magh 10, the day Singha Durbar was taken, the then-King Tribhuvan granted Prime Minister Matrika emergency powers.
King Tribhuvan also referred to Singh as a "traitor" and warned his subjects to exercise restraint. The primary character of Singh and Singha Durbar's occupation, Ram Prasad Rai, was shown on a warrant also printed in the Gorkhapatra.
Additionally, Nepal warned Tibet that they would detain Singh and return him to Nepal if he entered Tibet. In Professor Pangeni's book, it is stated that on Magh 9, leaflets telling Singh not to be fed, not to stay, and that action would be taken if discovered were dropped from the ship around Kathmandu.
Additionally, the army was sent out to apprehend Singh, who had escaped after taking over the Singha Durbar. But Singh entered Tibet while dodging all of them.
After spending four years in exile in China, Singh returned to Nepal in 2012. He offered to return to Nepal and apologized to King Mahendra. According to Dr. K.I. Singh's Travel to China (2008–2012) in Pangeni's book, Singh submitted a petition pledging his allegiance to the king and the state.
Singh was pardoned and brought to Nepal, according to the "Nepal Gazette" of the 27th Bhadra 2012, after submitting a letter of plea to King Mahendra.
Singh, traveling the nation upon his return, also established the United Democracy Party. And King Mahendra appointed him as Prime Minister on December 31, 2014. The voyage of the curved line of politics made him the head of the palace he was determined to occupy. But less than three months after taking over as Singha Durbar's leader, he lost his position as prime minister.
However, Singh's belligerent actions persisted. In a speech on 19 Baisakh 2016 at a program in Lainchaur, Singh, who returned to Nepal from China after making amends to the king, said that the Congress had won the election due to foreign funding.
In response to this speech, the Kathmandu Magistrate summoned Singh to appear in person within seven days to explain the speech, as is stated in Grishma Bahadur Devkota's book "Nepal's Political Mirror Part-2 (General Elections and After)". Singh's speech was determined to be fraudulent after a protracted question and answer session. The matter was brought before a special court. The government eventually withdrew the lawsuit, however.
King Birendra was also harmed at the 2036 referendum. In "Nepal's Political Mirror (Referendum and Beyond)," by Devkota, Singh reportedly yelled at the King, "King does not listen, Pashupati does not talk."
Additionally, at a speech in public on 19 Kartik 2036, Singh described the private lives of people like Matrik Prasad Koirala, the then-Chief Justice Nain Bahadur Khatri, and others. Singh also questioned the moral character of Chief Justice Khatri and Bhupalman Singh, the Chairman of the Raj Sabha Standing Committee at the time.
Singh was also accused of disrespecting the judge. Singh was found guilty of contempt of court by the Supreme Court's Division Bench on March 15, 2036, and was given a 7-day jail term and a Rs. 150 fine.
Singh was accused of Rajkaj in 2020 after distributing brochures encouraging nonviolent satyagraha. The Kathmandu District Court punished him in 2021. However, the Special Court's Division Bench spared Singh from prosecution in the Rajkaj case in 2022.
Singh was also chosen to lead the Raj Sabha Standing Committee. Due to his speech and demeanor, Singh was frequently criticized. He skipped the swearing-in ceremony, however. Ghannath Ojha explains why in the book Journalism at that time (a study of theory, policy, law, and practice), written by Bhairav Rizal: "I informed the King that I will not labor below that Giri" (the then Chairman of the Council of Ministers Dr. Tulsi Giri). However, how can I, who have become the Prime Minister, step aside and take the position when Ai realizes that my dignity rank is in third place? Due to the lack of respect didn't go to the Chairman due to the lack of respect.
During an interview with Ojha and Rizal, Singh further admitted that he could obliterate the panchayat system with a single cannon. This is not a system, panchayat. This is merely a means of easing the King's rule. Ojha and Risal continue, "There was a table in his room, on which was a brass cannon. If I dare, I can blow it up with one gun. Ayub Khan, the President of Pakistan, gave him that cannon when he visited Nepal. Displaying the cannon, Dr. If I choose, I can use one of those cannonballs to destroy the panchayat system, Singh declared.
During speeches, interviews, and other conversations, Singh used strong hyperbole. He kept expressing himself in "sensational" ways. They used to fight occasionally. According to Pangeni's book, Singh had beaten up Agni Prasad Shrestha, the previous home secretary. The file was taken by Dr. Singh, who then hurled it at the secretary. Even one of the file's pins hitting the secretary's nose in this way caused blood to spill. The Prime Minister knocked the secretary out, who then beat her with a file. According to Pangeni's book about Singh's caustic demeanor, "As long as Singh was the Prime Minister, he was on vacation."
According to Hemant Shamsher Rana's published book, "General Narshamsher Jung Bahadur Rana's Biography (His Youth)," Singh called Narshamsher and revealed his scheme to topple King Mahendra and seize power. We cannot let these offspring of ours dominate, Singh told Narshamsher. I will crown him King of Thapana, just like his father did before 2007, and you will serve as commander-in-chief while I serve as prime minister. How do you feel? Singh was removed as prime minister shortly after notifying Mahendra about the plot to make him the King of Khopi.
Singh was chosen to serve in the National Panchayat in 2028 and was sworn in as a member in 2037. Singh, who ran for office claiming to favor a multi-party system, ultimately decided to support a panchromatic that had undergone reform. Singh, who traveled to Bangkok for throat cancer treatment, passed away on Asoj 19, 2039. According to the New York Times, Singhs with bushy mustaches and powerful muscles were well-liked by Nepalis. He gained the moniker "Robin Hood of the Himalayas" during the 1950s Rana Tantra resistance movement after he began allocating land to the farmers.