Gaur bazaar shut for second day against ‘police excesses’

Rautahat, December 28

Businesses remained shut in Rautahat’s Gaur Bazaar on the second day of the indefinite strike enforced by the Rautahat Chamber of Commerce and Industry today to protest ‘police high-handedness’.

The agitating entrepreneurs enforced an indefinite bandh in Gaur Bazaar from yesterday, accusing the police of giving unnecessary hassles to traders running their businesses as per the law of the land.

“What else would we call it other than police high-handedness when they seize our goods without warning while being transported from one part to another part within the country itself?” asked the Chamber of Commerce and Industry chair Pandit Jayasawal.

“We did inform the district administration office and security agencies; when they didn’t heed our concerns, the only option left for us was to take to the streets,” he added.

Meanwhile, the strike was called off late afternoon today following assurances that the police would release the goods seized.

The agreement to end the strike was made at a meeting between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry office bearers and police administration in the district in presence of Chief District officer Loknath Poudel.