Curfew in Banke

NEPALGUNJ: Banke District Administration Office imposed a curfew in Kohalpur area from 4.30 pm today to 5 am tomorrow. The curfew was clamped after a violent clash had occurred between the police and the agitating locals. The locals were protesting obstructing vehicular movement on the Kohalpur section of the highway against the death of a local, Basudev Paudel of Rajhena-3, who had died four days ago after he was hit by a bus.

The locals are demanding strong action against the bus driver. The demonstrators had clashed with the police after the police tried to resume traffic on the highway. According to the District Administration Office, the curfew has been enforced in Mankhola, Chisapani, Ranjhachowk and Samserjung.