Shrestha’s house vandalised

Tanahun, September 30:

Maoist cadres today vandalised the house of Durga Shrestha, a minister during the royal regime.

They were staging a rally in Damauli demanding CA polls on a proportional basis and declaration of a republic before the polls.

Tanahun DSP Ghanshyam Aryal said the panes of seven windows in Shrestha’s house were smashed. The Maoists also pelted stones at the district development committee building and Santosh Hotel. The Maoists shouted slogans seeking action against the corrupt and pressed for fulfilment of 22-point demands. They also obstructed traffic on Prithvi Highway for half an hour. Later, they staged a gherao of the district administration office, DDC, and district election office.