Nepal Police Attack Maoists to Return Land to Local Owner
Posted by Ka Frank on March 6, 2010
This article appeared in the Himalayan Times on March 4, 2010.
11 hurt as Maoists clash with cops over land grab
BIRENDRANAGAR: At least nine police personnel and two UCPN-Maoist cadres were injured in a scuffle when police tried to evict the Maoists from the property of a local landowner at Sauraha in Bacheli VDC, Chitwan on Thursday.
Maoist district in-charge Amar Birahi was injured in the clash. The Maoist cadres put up flags and signboard after seizing a local landowner’s land to convert it into a martyrs’ garden. The police resorted to a baton charge to disperse the Maoist cadres. The Maoists have disrupted Narayanghat-Hetauda road section following the incident.