KATHMANDU: The nationwide bandh called by Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal has partially affected the nation.
Fewer vehicles are plying the roads of the capital city. Public transportation and education sector are seen mostly affected by the strike.
Likewise, suspicious objects have been found in different places across the country.
Various improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found in public places in different locations, some of which proved to be a hoax to terrorise people. It has been learnt that IEDs have been defused in Pokhara, Gorkha, Butwal, and Hetauda.
Similarly, two IEDs have been found in Devdaha of Katari Municipality-3 in Udayapur district. According to Superintendent of Police at Udayapur District Police Office (DPO), Chandra Bahadur Rai, security personnel deployed from Nepal Police and Armed Police Force have cordoned the area while Nepal Army’s bomb disposal squad reached the incident site to defuse the explosive.
Earlier, on March 12, a meeting of the Council of Ministers had decided to put a ban on Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal.
Stating that the party was a criminal outfit involved in violation of people’s right to security and that it was responsible for infrastructural damages, extortion, among other illegal activities, the government took such a decision.