Police and local businessman clash in Nepalgunj

Banke : Police and businessman in Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan city clashed on Tuesday. Irate businessmen vandalized a vehicle belonging to a ward police office in Nepalgunj. They smashed the front glass of the Ba 1 Jha 8284 number vehicle in course of closing the market, police said. Nepalgunj was declared a prohibited zone yesterday.

Rabi Gupta, a food shop operator, bounced on the police all of a sudden asking that he be allowed his shop at a time when police were trying to disperse people in course of implementing the prohibition. Superintendent of Police of Banke district police office, Shiva Bahadur Singh informed that Gupta has been brought under control by using minor force. Singh said that police have been carrying out investigation into the case.

The local administration has declared Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan city a prohibited area for three days starting from 11:00 am on May 5 to May 7 midnight. The movement of people have been completely restricted. Banke Chief District Officer Kumar Bahadur Khadka said that security has been beefed up in Nepalgunj sub-metropolis with the declaration of prohibited area after 23 people tested positive for coronvirus here on May 1, 3 and 5.