Locals, police clash

BIRGUNJ: A clash erupted between locals and police when the latter tried to seize petroleum imported by locals from an Indian market at Jitpur along the Birgunj-Pathlaiya road section in Bara on Wednesday afternoon. Activists of United Democratic Madhesi Front spilled the petroleum on the road and set it ablaze. They also vandalised a police van belonging to Area Police Office, Jitpur. Police fired a few tear gas shells to take the agitators under control. The locals have been facing a hard time due to shortage of fuel following the blockade at border points.