Temporary police hit the streets

Birgunj, December 14

Temporary police personnel who were recruited for the elections and whose posts were terminated before the contract period expired, hit the street in Birgunj, Parsa today.

They resorted to agitation after the government provided them less amount than what was stated in their contract.

Earlier, the government had hired them for 55 days for security during the provincial and parliamentary polls. The government had then said it would provide them Rs 61,000. But they were bid farewell on the 45th days, providing them with only Rs 45,000 per head.

After these temporary security personnel chanted slogans against the government in front of District Police Office Parsa, security forces dispersed them. They then obstructed vehicular movement along the main highway in Birgunj, near Ghantaghar today.

Parsa SP Dr Ganesh Regmi said the government had bid farewell to them as per the code. “Actually the government had hired them for 55 days but terminated their employment in 45 days as the elections had concluded successfully. As a result, it paid them only Rs 48,000 as remuneration, according to the home ministry’s directive,” clarified SP Regmi.