Prisoners flee

RAUTAHAT: Two persons accused of stealing cash and documents from Janajyoti Multiple Campus in Chandranigahpur fled from police custody on Thursday morning. Dipak Kurmi and Santosh Kurmi of Chandranigahpur 7 were arrested by the police on the allegation that they had stolen cash and documents from accounts section of the campus two weeks ago. The duo had been in detention since then at the prisoners’ cell in the area police office in Chandranigahpur. Police inspector Bishwo Bahadur Pulami said the duo fled from the toilet. — HNS

Citizenship certificates

RUPANDEHI: Twelve teams have been mobilised to distribute citizenship certificates in the district. The teams mobilised in Butwal and Siddharthanagar municipalities started work on Thursday, assistant CDO, Beni Madhav Gyawali said. He added that the distribution of citizenship certificates had started in Gangoliya, Patkholi, Hati Parsitikar, Semolar, Dudhraksha, Parroha, Suryapura, Gonaha, Maryadpur and Lumnini VDCs. There are 69 VDCs and two municipalities in the Rupandehi district. There are seven members in each team formed for the distribution of citizenship certificates. — HNS

Police posts in houses

Biratnagar: The Eastern Regional Police Office in Biratnagar has rented 38 houses to establish police posts. Most of 330 police posts displaced during the CPN (Maoist) led people’s war have been re-established, said Deputy Inspector General of police Keshav Baral. Most buildings of the police posts were damaged forcing the setting up of the police posts in rented houses, he said, adding that they had also renovated some of the damaged buildings. — HNS

Statute copies burnt

DAMAK: Stating that the interim constitution has failed to safeguard the rights of the Janajatis, Federal Democratic Forum (FDF) on Thursday torched copies of the interim constitution. After staging a rally at Damak bazaar, the FDF activists burnt the copies of the interim constitution. The FDF also demanded federal ruling system. — HNS

Rhinos hurt two

Narayangarh: Shyam Lal Shrestha, 46, of Shukranagar-9 and Pabitra Chapagain, 72, of Divyanagar-9 were hurt when rhinos attacked them in Chitwan on Thursday. Police said they were injured when four rhinos entered human settlement. — HNS