It's been long since a police post has been operating from a temporary shelter in Bhuji of Umakunda Rural Municipality, Ramechhap.

The police unit had shifted to a temporary shelter in the wake of the 2015 earthquakes and has been staying put till date.

Officiating from the temporary shelter made of zinc sheets and tarpaulin has been an ordeal.

According to police, there are always worries about protecting themselves and their weapons from the rain and dampness.

Though almost all stakeholders know about the plight of police, nothing has happened so far to end the ordeal.

On his part, Ramechhap District Police Office Chief Nawaraj Dhungana said attempts were on to end the difficult situation faced by the police unit in Bhuji.

"Process of constructing a building with the provincial government's fund has started.

Though the provincial government has set aside little fund this time, it has given assurance that more fund will be allocated the next fiscal," Dhungana said, adding that the police unit could be relocated to its own building next year.

Though there are 11 posts for police at the police post, there are now only five personnel at work there. Given the lack of police personnel and infrastructure, police have a hard time when there are detainees at the police post.

A version of this article appears in the print on July 13 2021, of The Himalayan Times.