KATHMANDU — The banda enforcers have torched a taxi in Koteshwor on Thursday morning. According to SSP Sushil Bhandari, the banda enforcers torched the taxi,Ba 1 Jha 8206, stopping it on mid-way minutes after they got in. They had hired it to go to Kalanki from Koteshwor.
CPN-Maoists led by Netra Bikram Chand had called an across the nation banda today. Normal life in the Kathmandu Valley has been thrown out of gear due to banda.
Educational institutions, markets and shops pulled down their shutters from early morning, while public and private vehicles stayed off the roads.
Meanwhile, at least 21 persons have been arrested so far from various parts of the city for enforcing the banda, according to SP Pradyumna Karki of the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu.
Police have also nabbed two people with petrol bombs in Bhaktapur. They were forcing people to shut down their businesses.
According to SSP Bikram Singh Thapa,Kathmandu Police chief, they have nabbed Yogendra Kumal, chairman of All Nepal Revolutionary Trade Union and Bishnu Hari Adhikari from Kalitmati for allegedly coercing people to shut their businesses.Follow @gorkhapost
Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded
BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.
The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.
Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.
Transportation has also been halted.
Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.
Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.
The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.
Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.
Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.Follow @gorkhapost