Nepal | April 20, 2019

Unidentified group torch crusher plant equipment

Tekendra Deuba

The wreckage of a JCB Dozer that came under arson attack in Gulariya, Kanchanpur, on Monday, March 11, 2019. Photo: Tekendra Deuba/THT

DHANGADI: An unidentified group has set ablaze equipment at a crusher plant at Krishnapur Municipality-5 in Gulariya of Kanchanpur.

A JCB dozer (SE 1 KA 258) was destroyed in the arson attack, police officials informed.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police, Krishna Raj Ojha, officers found a note, explaining why the unidentified outfit torched the vehicle belonging to Mahakali Gaurav Builders, at the incident site.

Apart from asking the builders to change its ways, the vandalisers in the note have accused the crusher plant operator of defying standards, exploiting labour, delayed construction and ignoring voices of local stakeholders.

Police have initiated an investigation into the matter to identify the outfit, officials said.

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