KATHMANDU — Six members of the Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs (FNNTE) including Chairman Yogendra Nath Karmacharya on Sunday were released on Sunday after they agreed not to do syndicate.
It has been learnt that FNNTE Chairman Karmacharya, senior vice chairman Bijay Swar, General Secretary Saroj Sitaula, Vice General Secretary Basanta Bhandar, FNNTE Province 3 coordinator Dharmaraj Dhimal among six others, who were arrested for enforcing transport strike in favour of syndicate system, were released on the condition that they will be taking part in a meeting with the government talks team.
The police had arrested FNTEE Chairman Karmacharya among six others on Saturday from New Baneshwor while general secretary Sitaula was arrested on Friday.
In a move that supported syndicate system in the transport sector across the country, transport entrepreneurs had called for a nationwide transport strike on Friday following which the government took a strong stand against the move and arrested various members of FNNTE.
The government team comprising of a minister and transport entrepreneurs are preparing to hold talks to resolve issues that rose following government crackdown on transport syndicates.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.