Rautahat, November 22
Keeping in view the security situation after two persons were killed in police firing in Saptari while clearing the road obstruction yesterday night, police have stopped vehicles at various places along the East-West Highway from today morning.
Citing security situation, police stopped vehicles along the highway in Rautahat and Sarlahi.
Two persons were killed when police opened fire when United Democratic Madhesi Front cadres clashed with police personnel when police personnel were escorting vehicles to their destination at Bhardaha and Rupani of Saptari.
More than 200 vehicles heading for the east were stuck at Chandranigahapur of Rautahat. Similarly, many vehicles have also been stranded at Hariwan and Nawalpur of Sarlahi. Thousands of passengers are suffering due to police action.
UDMF cadres had obstructed the East-West Highway at various places in Lahan of Siraha, Dhlakebar of Dhanusha and Bardibas in Mahottari .
Police officers said they had stopped the vehicles to avert any untoward incident.
SP Pradumna Karki at District Police Office Rautahat said that vehicles were stopped at Chandranigahapur for security reasons.
A version of this article appears in print on November 23, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.