BHIMDUTTANAGAR— Normal life here has been affected due to shutdown enforced by youth and student organizations based in Bhimduttanagar of Kanchanpur.
The youth organisations resorted to enforce Kanchanpur shutdown since Tuesday when the authorities concerned did not heed their demand to demolish unlawful structures constructed on the public land.
With this, the long and short route vehicles from Bhimduttanagar have come to a halt since early this morning. Likewise, educational institutions, Bhimduttanagar bazaar and other industrial operations here have also been closed down.
Hundreds of passengers have been stranded on the highway owing to vehicular shutdown.
The student and youth organizations have protested the move of Mahendranagar Town Development Committee for constructing new structures in the name of raising rent by breaching the master plan of Bhimduttanagar.
Nepal Tarun Dal Kanchanpur President Mahesh Chand said they were compelled to hit the street with obduracy from the authorities concerned to remove the illegal structures. “There has been misuse of public land on the influence of power. The structures have been constructed by violating the process”.
The protesting sides have demanded to scrap illegal land lease, remove illegally constructed structures and book the office-bearers of town development committee for carrying out unlawful works.
The District Administration Office has started removing the illegal structures from the public land.
Official nabbed red-handed with bribe money
MAHOTTARI— A first class non-gazatted official working at Land Revenue Office in Mahottari was held red-handed along with Rs 10,000 in bribe money.
Nayab Subba Dhak Bahadur Karki was held by a team of the anti-graft body Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Saturday afternoon. He is charged of accepting bribe money from a service seeker while managing documents in regard to land.
The CIAA Office based in Bardibas said that Karki would be booked as per the Corruption Control Act.
It is said that Nayab Subba Karki was transferred to the Mahottari Land Revenue Office just some months ago.