CPN banda affects life

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 12, 2017-The banda enforced by the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal to protest against the death of Gobinda Gautam in firing by the Seema Sashastra Bal of India in Kanchanpur on Thursday affected normal in various districts across the country on Saturday.

As very few vehicles plied the roads, people faced difficulties in reaching their destinations. In Chitwan, three unidentified persons vandalised a truck at Bahraghare in Bharatpur-5. Police suspect that cadres of the Chand-led party might have vandalised the truck (Na 5 Kha 7241) at Bharatpur Metropolis-5 for defying the banda. According to police, nine-year-old Srijana Sharma, who was in the truck, sustained minor injuries.

14 banda enforcers held

POKHARA: At least 14 banda enforcers were rounded up in Kaski on Friday during a strike called by the former Maoist party. Deputy Superintendent of Police Khadga Bahadur Khatri said they were nabbed from Prithvi Chowk and Gagangauda areas while they were shutting down shops and markets. They were released on Saturday evening, police said. 

Indian truck set on fire

DANG: A group of unidentified persons torched an Indian minitruck en route to Ghorahi at Ranighat stream on Friday.

Sajha bus torched

KATHMANDU: Two unidentified persons torched a passenger bus of Sajha Yatayat at Balaju in the Capital on Saturday afternoon. They asked a passenger to get off the vehicle and torched it after spraying petrol, which gutted some seats, causing an estimated loss of Rs100,000. They had fled the scene by the time the police reached the site. The police suspected them to be the cadres of the Chand-led party that had announced the shutdown.

(With inputs from our local correspondents)

Published: 12-03-2017 07:43

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