JANAKPUR, July 1: As many as 501 persons died in various disasters in various districts of Madhesh Province in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year.
According to the Provincial Police Office, Janakpur, from July 2021 to May 2022, 182 men, 108 women and 143 children were killed in 1,701 disasters in different districts of the province and a total of 210 women, 137 men and 61 children were injured in these incidents.
A male, two women, and five children have also gone missing, according to Superintendent of Police Tul Bahadur Karki. During the same time period, in Madhesh Province, 435 men, 84 women, and 30 children were killed and 7,945 were wounded in 6,223 traffic accidents.
Karki said that action was taken against 229,878 drivers for violating traffic rules. In this process, a revenue of Rs 202.7 million was collected. Similarly, 57 Indian and 40 Nepali nationals were arrested with illegal weapons from different districts during the same period. The police recovered 15 different weapons from them.
In order to discourage drug trafficking, police arrested 1,120 men and 21 women from different districts of Madhesh, seizing contraband drugs including 3,131 kg of marijuana, 164 gram of brown sugar, 51 kg of hashish, 95 g of heroin and 213 liters of Dilexi DC.
In the same period, 195 people were arrested from different districts of the province with illegal goods worth Rs 401.42 million, said Karki. Police arrested 56 people including 273 vehicles used for excavating riverine materials and 31 people including 36 vehicles used for illegal timber smuggling from different districts.
Action against police
The Provincial Police Office, Janakpur, has taken action against 237 policemen for violating police discipline. As many as 1,040 policemen who did excellent work in that period have also been awarded.