HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
BIRATNAGAR: Security has been stepped up in the eastern region in a bid to avert untoward incidents after expiry of the CA term.
DIG Surendra Bahadur Shah, chief, Eastern Regional Police Office Biratnagar, informed that they have increased security alert in the region following a meeting of high level officials. “Voices against ending the CA term have become louder so we have stepped up security in the area.” Shah informed that security personnel in the area have been barred from taking leave and those on leave have also been called back.
DSP Bhim Dahal, special department, Regional Police Office, said mobility of security personnel in the region has increased after expiry of the CA term.
Meanwhile, Broader Madhesi Front has postponed all its protest programmes, including the bandh, today. Umesh Yadav, coordinator of the Front, informed that a meeting of the Front had decided to declare its future strategy at a later date. Yadav said the programmes had been postponed as the Front had no place to put forth its demands.
Likewise, Mritunjaya Jha, central member, Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum, informed that separate meetings of the Front and Madhes based parties would decide on future strategy.
The front had organised Tarai Madhes bandh for the past two weeks demanding declaration of ‘One Madhes, One pradesh’. The bandh had little impact in Biratnagar today and it was called off in the evening. Police detained five bandh enforcers briefly.