MMT bandh hits life in several districts

Rajbiraj, August 24:

Life remained affected today on the third day of the five-day bandh called by the Madhesi Mukti Tigers (MMT) in Saptari, Sarlahi, Bara, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Siraha, Rautahat and Parsa districts. Vehicles remained off the road. Educational institutions, factories, industrial plants, business establishments and bazaars of the districts also remained closed.

Meanwhile, an APF team held a MMT cadre Lalit Kumar Jha at Sakardahi Tole of Yoginiya VDC for snatching a bike and a mobile phone set from Mukhtar Ali of Shripur VDC-9 of Sunsari. The APF Danatakali battalion at Barmajhiya said Jha snatched the bike and the phone set from Ali for “defying” the bandh. The bandh caused obstruction in printing and publication of three weeklies in Sarlahi. Editor of Navparicharcha weekly Chudamani Wagle said printing had been halted due to the lack of vehicles to ferry the paper. Saugat weekly editor Duku Koirala voiced similar complaints.