KAVRE, Nov 4: A total of eight persons have been injured at Banepa-9, Thakuri Gaun in Kavre during a clash between the police and locals when a dispute erupted over leveling the ground to install an incinerator.
During the clash, Ram Prasad Poudel, 65, Maina Khatri, Savitri Timilsina, Bhimsen Thapa, 28, and Ram Sharan Timilsina sustained injuries on their heads. Similarly, three policemen were also wounded during the incident.
According to the eyewitnesses, the clash erupted as the local administration forcefully attempted to level the land using backhoe loader under the tight security of 25 and 40 Nepal Police Armed Police Force personnel respectively.
Police also fired 9 shells of tear gas to control the mob. The locals have also broken the windscreen of the loader.
The mayor of Banepa municipality Narsingh Bade insisted on completing the leveling the land at any cost.
The land where municipality is planning to install the machine is meant for Agro farm and the building of art and culture.