KATHMANDU — Nepal Police have detained around 1,000 persons for their attempt to spoil the election atmosphere.
So far a total of 957 people have been arrested from different parts of the country on charge of attacking political leaders, candidates and cadres.
Of them, 600 were associated with Biplav-led Maoist, 13 reportedly with CK Raut group and remaining 344 belonged to some other political parties.
Spokesperson for the Nepal Police Manoj Neupane said, “Police are committed to ensuring the security for candidates and voters so as to make the elections successful.”
“The Nepal Police has deputed booth security squads, mobile teams and security in plain clothes for the purpose of election security,” he added.
Around 90 per cent of its human resource has been mobilised for assuring security during election across the country. Those assigned for the first phase of elections have been sent to the districts where the second phase of elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies is taking place tomorrow, December 7.
Meanwhile, 11 people including three Indian nationals have been arrested by the police in Saptari for their involvement in anti-elections activities. Of the eleven, six have been identified as Biplav-led Maoist cadres.
According to Saptari’s Superintendent of Police, Mukesh Kumar Singh, police also confiscated firearms from them.
Security in the district has been beefed up in view of the second phase of provincial and parliamentary elections with the adaptation of additional security measures.
The Nepal-India border points here have been sealed from today for the next 36 hours. District level security officials from both countries held a meeting earlier to discuss security measures to be taken for the twin polls.Follow @gorkhapost
Govt forms panel to look into vegetable syndicate
KATHMANDU — The government has formed a committee to look into the issues of the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market and come up with a viable solution after receiving several complaints from customers regarding the price of vegetables skyrocketing due to the prevalence of syndicate.
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav formed a seven-member committee on Tusday. Nabaraj Dhakal, the joint secretary and also spokesperson at Ministry for Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS), has been appointed as the chair of the committee.
Other members of the committee are joint secretaries of the Ministry of Agricultural and Livestock Development and Ministry of Home Affairs, Executive Director of Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Committee Tejendra Prasad Poudel, a deputy inspector general of Nepal Police and two officer-level staff of MoICS.
Earlier, vegetable traders had halted trade at the Market demanding immediate release of Bharat Khatiwada and Ujwal Dhungana, who had been arrested on Monday for creating disturbance and obstructing the vegetable market monitoring.Follow @gorkhapost