Explosion near house of NC candidate Lekhak in Kanchanpur

KANCHANPUR: A bomb went off near the house of Nepali Congress Kanchanpur Constituency No. 3 parliamentary polls candidate Ramesh Lekhak in Bhimdatta Municipality on Monday night.

No human casualties or property loss were reported however, the police said.

An improvised explosive device (IED) place near the house belonging to NC candidate Lekhak at Bhansi, exploded last night, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Setti.

The search is on for the offender involved in the incident, said police.

Meanwhile, issuing a statement, NC's former Kanchanpur district working committee secretary Bhojraj Bohara condemned the attack, and has demanded strict action against the culprits.

Likewise, an IED was hurled at a vehicle carrying a left alliance candidate Khagraj Bhatta in the district on Monday night.

No human casualties were reported however, said the police, adding that the vehicle suffered a minor damage.

Bhatta was returning after addressing an election campaign when the bomb was thrown at his vehicle.