Nepalese police have arrested former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba after he refused to appear before a special commission to answer corruption questions.
Officials say more than 50 police stormed Mr. Deuba's Kathmandu home early Wednesday. Last week he refused a summons to answer questions at the anti-corruption commission King Gyanendra set up after firing Mr. Deuba's government in February.
Five other politicians were also reported arrested Wednesday. Several politicians and activists have been arrested and detained since the king seized absolute power and put Nepal under emergency law. The Foreign Ministry in neighboring India says New Delhi is deeply concerned about the arrest and that it was contrary to the assurances given by Nepal.