MAHENDRANAGAR: As many as 400 families were evicted from the public land that they had encroached in Kanchanpur district.
The local administration removed them from the forest area covering land in three VDCs belonging to the Jagadamba Community Forest. Local residents of wards 4, 6, and 9 of Dekhalbhuti VDC encroached the forest land claiming to be flood victims and started living in Pipladi, Dekhalbhuti and Krishnapur VDCs.
“We did not get any help from the administration,” said Nawal Singh Rana, coordinator of the victims’ struggle committee.