Vehicles vandalised, transportation disrupted, bandh intensified in Rautahat

RAUTAHAT: Cadres of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal have vandalised a vehicle on Wednesday, the second day of the four-day protest programme called by the party, in Rautahat district.

The protesters vandalised the bus of Mahaveer Travels (Na 3 Kha 5611) heading from Kathmandu to Maulapur in the district.

The bus had ferried 60 Armed Police Force (APF) personnel on Tuesday.

The vehicle was vandalised in Gaur this morning after the driver insisted on operating despite the warning from the cadres not to go ahead, an APF personnel said.

RJP-N cadres vandalised the bus accusing the bus operator of defying the protest called by the party. The vehicle was forced to park aside after they broke its windscreen and rearglass.

The protesters have staged demonstration burning tyres and picketing District Administration Office, District Court, Custom office , BP Chok among other intersections in the district headquarters Gaur since the early morning today. Further, they have intensified the protest shutting all the shops and all the mediums of transportation in the district.

Meanwhile, police have arrested three RJP-N cadres on charge of vandalising another vehicle ferrying 11 police personnel in Gaur.

The arrested have been identified as Rameshwar Rai Yadav, Bachcha Chaube and Kamalesh Singh.

The demonstrators vandalised the Indian vehicle with temporary number (Na A Rau Ji 112) being used by police personnel heading to the District Police Office from Rampur Khap at Sitwachok at around 10:30 am, according to police.

The tension had increased for half an hour after a clash broke out between demonstrators and security personnel following the arrest of the trios.

RJP-N Central member Anil Singh blamed the government for the misunderstanding and lack of conducive poll environment. He said that the government made a mistake by not addressing the Rastriya Janata Party’s demands.

It has been learned that people in the district are divided over the June 28 civic polls. Some are very excited to cast their ballot, while others want to ensure the participation of RJP-N in the civic polls.

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