Protestors obstruct vehicular movement in Chitwan demanding arrest of those involved in Kandel’s suicide case

Published On: May 6, 2023 12:20 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

CHITWAN, May 6: Agitating businessperson in Chitwan have obstructed vehicular movement demanding the arrest of Pradeep Rugata, who is accused of abetting the suicide of poultry businessman Shankar Kandel.

The effect of the shutdown has been felt across the highway sector. A large number of vehicles have been stranded along the highway, while small vehicles and motorcycles have been plying on the inner roads.

The Shutdown was called in the name of Shankar Kandel Judicial Struggle Committee. In places like Pulchok, Muglin and Khairhani of Narayangadh, protestors have gathered and stopped passing vehicles.

The protestors are reaching various places on motorbikes and are stopping traffic movement. Vehicles coming from the west are stopped at Gandakot.

The district traffic police office Chitwan said that after the protestors created a barrier in Pulchowk, non-essential vehicles are obstructed from operating.

Vehicles coming from Mugling have been allowed to reach Jugedi. However, it is not easy as some of the protestors are also seen in Muglin.

Poultry businessman Shankar Kandel, who is also the outgoing treasurer of Nepali Congress Chitwan, had mentioned in his suicide note that he committed suicide due to Pradeep Rugata, who owns 85 percent shares of Feeds, and Jeevan Rawal, the Chartered Accountant of the company. Kandel committed suicide by hanging himself in his own office of Anmol Feeds on Tuesday evening.

His family has filed a complaint against both of them on charge of abetting suicide. An arrest warrant has also been issued against them.

Jeevan Rawal has already been arrested from Simra on Thursday night, while Pradeep is still absconding. Businessmen have demanded that Pradeep be arrested as he is the main person in the suicide case.

Meanwhile, Nepali Congress Chitwan has announced that the East-West Highway will be closed for one hour at Chaubiskothi in Bharatpur from 1 pm to 2 pm today.

He said that the district president Rajeshwar Khanal is exerting pressure on the government as there was a delay in the arrest of Pradeep, who was involved in Kandel's suicide case.


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