Teargas shells fired at Baneshwar as Tarun Dal members breach prohibited zone
Tarun Dal members pelted stones at a ministry vehicle parked at Indreni Complex which led to the police firing a few more shells of tear gas to contain the protestors.
According to eyewitnesses, the minister's bodyguard aimed his weapon at the Tarun Dal protestors gathered around the area which escalated tensions, leading to pelting of stones.
Meanwhile, a peaceful rally that converged into a corner meet remained unaffected and proceeded despite the clash between police and Tarun Dal cadres in the nearby vicinity.
Former Chief Justice Sushila Karki, litterateur and political commentator Khagendra Sangraula, human rights activist Krishna Pahari, popular Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala, and leaders of parties in opposition, among others were present at the rally attended by hundreds of citizens.
According to eye-witnesses, the police took the situation under control very effectively to allow the peaceful corner meet proceed without any disturbance from the agitated mob.
Various groups had gathered at Maitighar Mandala to carry out protest against the government for ignoring Dr Govinda KC's demands as his fast-unto-death enters the 22nd day today.