Kavre, November 7
Banepa Municipality registered first information report against 10 persons, including Ward No 9 Chairman Sher Bahadur Suwal, accusing them of breaching peace and security, at Kavre District Police Office, today.
The FIR was filed after Suwal-led team had disrupted the municipality’s garbage disposal initiative at Thakuridanda on Monday. The municipality had planned to install a Japanese machine that would burn garbage without producing smoke at Thakuridanda. Suwal-led team had pelted stones on security personnel while a dozer was used by the municipality to level a plot of land to install the machine. The protesters had also caused damage to the dozer.
DSP Dipak Giri in DPO, Kavre, said the FIR was filed against 10 persons, including ward Chair Suwal. DSP Giri added action was sought against the persons as per the law. As many as five persons were injured after police opened six rounds of teargas to take the situation under control.
Police said that Local Protest Committee Chairman Damber Bahadur Ghising was arrested on charge of vandalising the municipality’s property yesterday and further investigation into the incident was under way. DSP Giri said police had been searching for other accused.
People’s representatives and the locals had agreed to install the machine for the management of garbage of Banepa Municipality during a multiparty meeting held at the District Coordination Committee office last week.
A meeting held under the chairmanship of the District Coordination Committee Chief Uddab KC today, in presence of local representatives, chief district officer, chief of the security department and staffers at the municipality office, decided to resume the halted work of garbage management project.
A version of this article appears in print on November 08, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.