KATHMANDU — The ballot boxes from the polling stations in 32 districts where the first phase of House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections were held on Sunday have been brought to the respective district headquarters.
So far, ballot boxes from 2410 polling centers have been brought to respective district headquarters until Sunday evening, the Election Commission confirmed. The first phase elections were conducted in 2917 polling centers on November 26.
EC Spokesperson Nabraj Dhakal said that preparations are underway to bring ballot boxes from 40 voting centres to the respective district headquarters by helicopter. The remaining 467 ballot boxes are being brought to respective district headquarters by road.
He said that the ballot boxes of 15 districts have been carried to the district headquarters till 4:00 afternoon Monday.
The EC said all the ballot boxes would be carried to the district headquarters till Tuesday evening.
Meanwhile,local administrations and political parties have said they have sealed the storage rooms in most of the districts with separate padlocks from each major political party and kept under CCTV surveillance with round the clock guards from each political party in addition to the three-layer security provided by government security forces.
Local administrations have deployed Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force to provide security for the ballot boxes collected from all polling stations across the districts.Follow @gorkhapost
Three arrested with tiger hides
KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.
The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.
All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.Follow @gorkhapost