HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Police today used moderate force to disperse demonstrators picketing the Dhapasi-based SOS Manpower Service Pvt Ltd and pelting stones at the building of the outsourcing agency .
Around 150 agitators, who were recently rescued from conflict-hit Libya were demanding that the manpower agency compensate them with money equivalent to their visa period for foreign employment, bear the cost of living in Kathmandu and help them exchange the Libyan dinar with Nepali currency notes.
DSP Deepak Thapa, in-charge of Metropolitan Police Circle, Maharajgunj, said cops had intervened to prevent untoward incident after the irate mob tried to padlock the office.
“We resorted to lathicharge to bring normalcy and had to detained 11 protesters,” DSP Thapa informed. They have been kept in police custody for further investigation. No injuries were reported in the brief clash. Tension flared after agitators turned downed the manpower agent’s cash offer equivalent to their one-month salary in Libya, pay the money to procure new passports and give them concession in the event of their fly to Libya as migrant workers in future.