CPN M cadres harass Bajura LDO

BAJURA: Cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist on Friday smeared black soot on the face of Local Development Officer (LDO) of Bajura district, Yuvaraj Paudel, accusing him of corruption.

Former lawmaker and the party's district in-charge Dabal Bahadur Shah had led the attack.

According to a press statement issued by the party this evening, the party harassed the top official at the District Development Committee (DDC) for he demanded around 10 to 15 per cent of share from budget allocated to local consumer committees in the last fiscal year.

The cadres had abused the official at his office around 2 pm today.

The party has claimed that Paudel was also involved in other corruption cases also.

Paudel, however, has denied the charges.

Meanwhile, Chief District Officer Dhan Prasad Sharma Paudel said he has ordered police personnel to detain suspects and bring them to book.