LAHAN, Jan 14: The Province 2 government has decided to shut down crusher plants which are being operated illegally in the province.

DHANUSHA, Jan 13: Dhanusha District Court on Sunday remanded four persons accused of murdering Om Prakash Mahato aka Dilip in judicial custody for five days.

Rein in Crusher Mafias

January 12, 2020 07:35 am

The ‘murder’ of a 24-year-old activist in Dhanusha on Friday by ‘crusher mafia’ spells disaster for our federal republic. From Kathmandu to local levels, politicians and mafia have been looting state resources with impunity. The murder of Om Prakash (Dilip Kumar) Mahato is a manifestation of larger issues of deep-seated corruption within our system. Dilip was spearheading a campaign against illegal mining of sand and aggregate in and around a local river in his hometown. Life of a promising engineer is cut short, and with it, dreams of his loved ones shattered. That a young man could be murdered for fighting for a just cause tells a lot about the kind of state we envision for our future generations.

DHANUSHA, Jan 11: A 24-year-old youth who has spearheaded protests against the illegal extraction of aggregates and sand from a local river, was murdered by the ‘crusher mafia’ on Friday morning.