Tamsaling seizes mine

GAIGHAT: Cadres of Tamsaling Janawabdi Rajya Parisad, a group separated from the UCPN-Maoist, seized the lime stone mine of Maruti Cement Factory located at Kakuruthakur VDC-5 of Sindhuli district and abducted two factory staffers today.

According to Janardan Regmi, mine chief, a group of around 200 people declared the seizure after hosting flag in mine area and abducted administrative chief Uddhav Poudel and staffer Khetak Thapa Magar.

He said that they also seized the key of excavator and warned not to resume the work without their permission.

Administration of the factory expressed surprise as the Tamsaling cadres seized the mine all of a sudden.

A source claimed that abducted duo has been kept in Chitre area of Sindhuli district. staffers.

Badri, elder brother of Uddhav Poudel, has demanded safe release of his brother.