46 bandh enforcers held from three districts

KATHMANDU: Police said 46 strike enforcers were arrested from Kathmandu, Kaski and Tanahun districts on Saturday.

As many as 21 were held from Kathmandu, 16 from Kaski and nine from Tanuhun after they were found to be involvement in forceful donation collection and vandalism, police said.

Netra Bikram Chand-led had imposed a nationwide general strike to protest the death of a Nepali youth near the Nepal-India border in Kanchapur district. Indian security personnel had allegedly opened fire on Thursday, causing the casualty.

An Indian vehicle was vandalised at Kalanki this morning. Police said they apprehended two persons involved in the attack.

Likewise, a passenger bus of Sajha Yatayat was set on fire by suspected bandh enforcers who managed to run away after the arson attack at Balaju of Kathmandu.

In Chitwan, an Indian truck was set ablaze. The truck was parked in a garage in Bharatpur-13 when four persons hijacked it and took 2 km away and set it on fire at Phulbari, police said.

Two bandh enforcers sprinkled petrol on an e-rickshaw on Maitripath in Butwal-8 and set it on fire.