Karjanha mayor thrashes subordinate

Siraha, July 20

Siraha’s Karjanha Municipality Mayor Ganga Pasawan assaulted a staffer at the municipality office yesterday evening.

Logistic department chief Baliram Yadav was beaten up by the mayor. “The mayor, along with the administrative chief Ramesh Das, came to me asking me to prepare documents for payment of heavy equipment purchased by the municipality and when I refused to do so without a VAT bill, he assaulted me,” said Yadav.

“I did tell them I could initiate the process only on the basis of a VAT bill, but to no avail,” he added. Further, Yadav said he had informed Chief District Officer Rudra Prasad Pandit regarding the incident.

“I’ve got a verbal complaint about the thrashing but will have to learn more about the incident,” said the CDO, adding he could take action only after learning about the incident in detail.