JANAKPUR, Dec 29: The local administration has lifted the prohibitory order it had imposed earlier in Siraha.
Issuing a statement, Chief District Officer of Siraha, Lalbabu Kawari said the prohibitory order that was in effect in the district has been lifted. The order was in force from Balan rivulet in the east to the East-West National Highway of the Kamala River in the west, the area stretching upto 500 meters toward north-south of the highway and from Choharba to Siraha road section (Petrol pump) and up to 500 meters in the east-west of the road stretch.
The district administration office had enforced the restraining order from 7:00 PM Wednesday stating that the general strike launched by the Dr CK Raut-led Janamat Party for the past three days had made normal life difficult.
The situation remained tense after police arrested local farmer Mithilesh Yadav on the charge of being involved in looting wheat seeds. The farmers had taken wheat from the warehouse of Aurahi Rural Municipality in Siraha stating that the rural municipality had delayed the distribution of wheat seeds. The Siraha District Court has, meanwhile, ordered the release of the arrested Yadav on bail.