Biratnagar, January 7:

The restoration of police posts displaced during the conflict then has picked up of late. The restoration is being done nationwide under the directives issued by the government and the Maoists’ announcement that they will not obstruct the process.

The Eastern Regional Police Office, Biratnagar, said all the displaced police posts in the eastern region will be restored by January 14. DIG Keshav Baral said of the 343 police posts displaced in 16 districts of the eastern region, 143 have been restored.

In Banke, 15 police units have been restored. Of the 34 displaced police posts, 24 are in operation now. The Area Police Office (Khurdakhajura), police posts at Bankatti and Raniyapur were restored today, said SP Ramesh Prasad Bhattarai. All the displaced police offices will come into operation by Tuesday, he added.

The task of restoring the displaced police posts in Bardiya began today. The Bardiya District Police Office said five police posts were reinstated today. It added that the reinstated police posts are Jayanagar Area Police Office, Khairapur chowki, Ganeshpur chowki, and two posts in Rajapur. SP Shyam Bahadur Khadka said the Maoists have not obstructed the task of restoring police offices.

In Ramechhap, police teams were dispatched from Manthali to Khandadevi, Bethan, Nagdaha, Khimti and Rakathum VDCs for the reinstatement of police offices, said DSP Shiv Hari Banskota.

Dhading CDO Ram Sharan Chimoriya said police posts have been reinstated in Jivanpur, Maidi, Khahare, Jogimara and Darkha. Police teams will be deployed in Fulkharka, Dhunwakot, Salyantar, Sunaulabazaar and Mahadevsthan VDCs this week.

Police chief in Sunsari Yadav Raj Khanal after restoration of police posts in Sunsari’s Bharaul and Narsingh Tappu, said seven police posts are yet to be restored.

The Nuwakot District Police Office has reinstated five police posts. DSP Dhiraj Pratap Singh said all the police posts will be restored by tomorrow. Among the reinstated police posts are those at Sikre, Chogade, Fikuri, Samudratar and Deurali area police offices.

In Sarlahi, of the 38 police posts displaced from villages, 15 have been restored, DSP Birendra Shrestha said. Superintendent of Sarlahi police Madhav Raj Joshi said the task of restoring police posts is going on.

DSP in Syangja Ishwori Chapagai said four police unit offices in Fedikhola, Bayardhari, Jaipate and Galyang have been restored so far.