KJWP calls off bandh

Phidim: The Kirant Janabadi Workers’ Party on Tuesday called off indefinite Panchthar bandh. The underground outfit had earlier enforced Panchthar closure for an indefinite period demanding the release of four of its members, including central member Indradev Rai, were detained by the police from Phidim on Sunday. Issuing a press release, Anmol Kiranti, district secretary, KJWP, Panchthar, announced the withdrawal of bandh, stating that it had caused hardship to commoners. The local administration has filed a case against the detainees under Public Offense Act.