Bandh enforcers vandalise vehicles in Dhankuta
- One arrested for vandalising vehicles
Jan 3, 2018-
Normal life in Dhankuta has been affected due to the ongoing general strike.
Dhankuta folks have been staging demonstrations for the past few weeks demanding that Dhankuta be declared the capital of Province-1. They have obstructed the Dharan-Dhankuta road section along the Koshi Highway since this morning.
The bandh enforcers vandalised four vehicles for defying the bandh, police said.
A large number of security personnel have been deployed in the incident site.
Meanwhile, police have arrested a man for his alleged involvement in vandalising the vehicles.
The arrestee has been identified as Suman Katuwal of Sankhuwasabha.
Though the agitating side had decided to withdraw the bandh from 5 pm today, the area has turned into a battle ground after police arrested one of the protesters.
The bandh enforcers said that they would withdraw the bandh only after the police release Katuwal from the custody.
The local administration, however, said that the bandh enforcers should pay the compensation for the vehicles vandalised.
According to Sundar Babu Shrestha, Coordinator of Protest Mobilisation Committee, they were forced to continue the protest after the government turned blind eye to their demand.
Published: 03-01-2018 18:55