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NEPAL IN A CRISIS MODE- Update No. 20.

 

Note no. 158                         20.09.2002

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Nepal appears to be passing through a crisis. This crisis is of its own making with the leading political party the Nepali Congress getting vertically split thus paving the way to the leftist parties to capture power in the elections scheduled for November 2002. The Maoists in the meantime made two spectacular attacks at two different points within twenty four hours- in Arghakanchi in the western region and in Sindhuli in the eastern most part of central region killing scores of police and army men, thus daring the government to reimpose the emergency. With the law and order situation deteriorating, it is getting more and more obvious that the elections cannot be held as scheduled in November. Will the emergency be reimposed?   If, so can the electioneering campaign be done during the emergency? Since the Maoists have declared their intention to disrupt the elections, can the Security forces maintain order during elections? If the elections are not held as per schedule, will it not result in a constitutional crisis thus letting the King to step in? These are crucial questions that need to be examined.

Nepali Congress splits. It all started with Prime minister Deuba recommending the dissolution of the National Assembly and reimposition of emergency rule without consulting the Party Chief G.P.Koirala. It was an ego problem for the veteran politician G.P. Deuba was expelled from the party for three years and he in turn called a convention and expelled G.P.Koirala from the presidentship of the Party. Well-meaning friends of both like Ramachandra Paudel, Chiranjeev Wagle and Khum Bahadur Khadka acted as intermediaries to get the two leaders make up. On June 4, about fifty party members led by Ramchandra Paudel persuaded Deuba to make an appeal to the Nepali Congress Working Committee (CWC) to revoke the party’s decision to expel him from the party. It was hoped that Koirala will climb down and accept the appeal. Instead he sought nothing short of regrets from Deuba. Nothing worked with the rigid postures from both the camps despite a series of initiatives for truce and unity by middle level leaders. A vertical split was inevitable.

The split is just the beginning. There will be legal and political battles over the assets of the party, the election symbol, their flag and other related issues. Already Koirala won the first round with the election commission deciding the symbol issue in favour of Koirala’s group. Many of the upcoming and younger leaders have opted to go with Deuba. These include Chiranjeev Wagle, Bimalendu Nidhi, Prakash Man Singh, Pradeep Giri and Kuma Gachchhedar.

It must have been a sad day for the old and ailing and the only surviving founder member of the fifty six year old party, K.P. Bhattarai when the party split. He had suffered incarceration for many years to bring in democracy in Nepal. Little would he or others who had similarly suffered jail terms have dreamed that the party is now reduced to indulging in petty squabbles, ego clashes and corruption. It was a sad day too for the friends of Nepal outside the country who had been very supportive of the very same leaders who were struggling then to bring in democracy to Nepal.

The Maoists are on a rampage. The Maoists made two successful attacks within 24 hrs from September 7 in Sindhuli District in Nepal and at Sandhikharka of Arghakhanchi district of western Nepal. In the incident at Sindhuli 49 Police men were killed when the insurgents in large numbers stormed a Police Post in the Bhiman area. Some disarmed Police men were brutally shot. In the attack on the headquarters of Arghakanchi district there were 70 soldiers, 200 members of the Police and more than 40 Armed Police Force Personnel. The death toll is said to be over 80 which included regular army soldiers. Most of the buildings in the headquarters were razed to ground. The insurgents looted cash and gold worth 70 million Nepali Rupees. After overwhelming the posts, the insurgents later released the Acting CDO, 47 members of Police, 19 soldiers and ten of APF. This was one of the worst disasters suffered by the Government forces in the recent times.

Towards the end of August, Maoists specially targeted installations and buildings in Kathmandu valley itself. In one incident the Maoists left behind a bomb in an effigy at a busy place near the Tele communication Corporation building at Mitra Park. The bomb, luckily was discovered and defused. It is learnt that the Maoists have formed a special force in the valley known as "Valley Special Task Force."

Different figures are being given by the Army and the Police over the casualty figures during the emergency period. The Royal Nepalese Army spokesman said that after the imposition of the emergency, nearly 1000 security personnel and 1900 Maoist rebels have died in the clashes. The breakup would be 150 soldiers including 10 officers, 744 Policemen and 97 from the Armed Police. The Security forces have thus suffered very heavy casualties.

It was claimed that the Army has recovered 13 to 14 percent of the total weapons looted by the Maoists. These included 30 SLRs, 240 magazines, 25 grenades and three 9mm SMGS. Over 1000 members of the Security forces have lost their lives after the emergency and their weapons would all have been taken away by the Maoists. Add to that the weapons looted by them for the last five years in the attacks on Police Posts. The claim made by the Army sources of the percentage is too high. The Maoists must be holding over 2000 weapons and some of them could be sophisticated ones taken by them in the attack on the Army Post at Dang earlier.

There is no doubt that the Maoist violence is on the rise. Maoist influence appears to be spreading like the ink in a blotting paper. Dang, Arghakanchi and Piyuthan districts close to the strong hold of Maoists in mid western region appear to be badly affected. Similarly from the Kathmandu valley, violence has spread eastwards to Kabhre and Sindhuli and further east in Bhojpur, Dhankuta, Terhathum and Taplejung districts. Police forces have confirmed that VDC offices were burnt down at different parts of the country recently. In one instance two hundred youths were taking refuge in northern Ilam after fleeing their home districts of Taplejung and Panchthar because of Maoist threats.

The Maoists for the first time put forward for a demand of holding a round table Conference with political parties, Royal Palace and the Army. For a group which wanted monarchy to have no say in governing the country, this could be a major shift, if affirmed by other leaders other than Bikalpa the leader of the Maoist group in the valley who made the statement. Have the Maoists conceded that the Royal Palace is a major force in solving the problems of the country?

Can Elections be held? If not, is there an alternative? This is the question that is uppermost in the minds of many in Nepal. Three months before elections, the Maoists have announced that they would disrupt the elections and considering the security situation today, they could. The leftist parties sensing victory in elections and consequent power are gearing up for elections and have started complaining that the Election Commission is not active enough to conduct the polls on schedule.

Amidst the violence in different parts of the country, it looks that the Security forces will not be in a position to conduct the elections. On September 12, the Security forces asked the Election Commission to hold the upcoming elections at an interval of at least 20 days in eight phases in view of the deteriorating security situation around the country. This would mean that elections will be conducted over a period of 160 plus 30 for actual polling days plus 45 days for counting and declaring of results. All these would take eight months- an unviable option.

If elections are not held, the King has the option to take recourse to Article 127 of the Constitution and constitute a ministry of his own for the interim period until elections are held. Section 127 of the Constitution says -"If any difficulty arises in connection with the implementation of this Constitution, His Majesty may issue necessary orders to remove such difficulty and such orders shall be laid before the Parliament. The major opposition party the UML may not join the government and on the other hand may take to the streets. They do have numbers in their favour to create law and order situations in most of the towns in the country.

The action of the King though within the Constitution will certainly be a setback to democracy and coming from an active and an assertive King there could be legitimate fears that he may perpetuate his hold on the country by this means.

Implications for India: Instability in Nepal is certain to create problems in Nepali majority areas of Sikkim and North Bengal. It is known that many of the Maoist leaders are hiding in North Bengal and in south Sikkim. So far there has been no action taken to evict in view of strong patronage given by local political leaders. Prachand the chairman of the Maoists was operating from Siliguri for a long time and it was an open secret. Many of the leftist leaders have visited him in his refuge at Siliguri including the present UML leaders Madhav Nepal and Bam Dev Gautham. It is time for India to act to ensure that the terrorist leaders are not permitted to operate from the Indian soil.

Some action seems to have been taken in Delhi by the arrest of Partha Chetri alias Ram Karki, a close contact of Babu Ram Bhattarai. Three others of the outlawed Akhil Bhrathiya Nepali Ekta Samaj (ABNES) were also arrested.

The Nepal India border continues to be patrolled by Indian security forces to prevent Maoists linking up with People’s War group who have similar aims and a tie up with the Maoists in Nepal.

One disquieting incident has been that suspected Maoists attacked a security camp in Siraganj District of Bangladesh when 4 police officers were killed and 13 others wounded.

A link up of Maoists from the eastern districts of Nepal who incidentally have over hundred thousand disgruntled Bhutanese refugees of Nepali origin with those of Maoists in North Bengal and Sikkim and then on to Bangladesh will have serious security implications for India.

A list of incidents by Maoists from the last update is given herewith in the forma of an Appendix.

Date                        Incidents

May 2002

27:           In Khara area of Rukum district at least five army personnel were killed and 20 wounded in base camp of Musikot  which was attacked  by the terrorists.

29:           The terrorists set two buses of a private school on fire at Kalyanpur and ambushed an RNA patrol team in Tulsipur VDC. Three security personnel, including a policeman of the Armed Police force (APF), were killed in clashes.

They also killed a VDC chairman in Saptari district.

A woman was injured in the crossfire between the security forces and the terrorists at Syada area of Humla district.

June

 2002

1:             The terrorists hurled a socket bomb at the security persons in Katti area of mid-western Dailekh district.  They also killed five civilians in Bajhang, Sindhupalchowk and Dhading districts.

Five soldiers were  killed and 20 others wounded  when the terrorists attempted to raid a security base in Khara.

2:             In Baglung district, one civilian named Bhakta Bahadur Nepali died in crossfire at Katunidanda of Balghans area.

One soldier died while fighting the terrorists at Majhthana in Kaski district and another army man was injured in a mine blast at Bauniya in Kailali district.  

An armed group of terrorists entered the house of Acharya the vice president of the  Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) in Tanahun District  at his village  Devghaton and killed him.

5:             In Nepalgunj the terrorists killed two villagers and injured  two  others at Nibua
village in Kohalpur in Banke district. The terrorists also dragged women and girls and abused them in foul language.
  The terrorists attacked and severely injured a school student of a very poor family, Sit Kumar Saru and beat one Bhim Bahadur Thapa by accusing him of being a spy.

In Sindhupalchowk , the terrorists murdered Danuwar community leader, Dil Bahadur i and also looted cash and other belongings.

A group of armed terrorists broke into the house of Toran Bahadur Karki at Maryang Danda of Pyaule Village Development Committee (VDC) of Bhojpur district.

In Surkhet some terrorists vandalised the house of Hari Hamal, the chief of Gadhi VDC and decamped with foodgrains and valuables, according to his family members.

They set fire to the office of Siddha Prastawit Secondary School in Gadhi and destroyed all the documents and furniture therein. The peon of the school was also severely beaten up by the terrorists.

8:             Three children were injured when a socket bomb left by the rebels went off in Dhinne of Laxmipur VDC in Dang.

The terrorists killed the VDC chairman of Bahedabela VDC, Bhola Prasad Yadav , a member of Rastriya Prajatantra Party.

The terrorists seriously injured a local at Jamune market in Tanahun district.

10:           In Syangja the terrorists set ablaze two boarding schools (Adarsha Boarding Secondary School and Bal Jyoti Boarding Secondary School) and destroyed the interior of a school in Bayarghari Market.

In Dhankuta  they set ablaze the house of a Village Development Committee (VDC) secretary at Belahara VDC and also looted a motorcycle belonging to Agricultural Development Bank.

13:           At least seven security personnel lost their lives and 34 others sustained injuries when  armed terrorists attacked an Army patrol in Damachaur area of Salyan district. 

In Tatopani VDC and Rank VDC of Jumla, the terrorists clashed with the government security forces.

15:           A 14-year-old boy was killed and two children injured when a crude bomb reportedly left behind by the terrorists at a home in Pitdanda village of Dasharathpur VDC in Surkhet district went off.

In Bhojpur district, police confirmed that three of their colleagues who were abducted by the terrorists a month ago while on leave were brutally killed in Manedada of Bastim VDC.

In Palpa the terrorists shot dead chairman of the Nepali Congress Jhadewa VDC, Rabi Kumar Thapa, 55.

17:           At Patan town of Baitadi district the terrorists set ablaze more than eight government offices

 -  Road Division Office, office of Family Planning, Area Post Office and the Village Development Office (VDC)and destroyed the documents of others.

18:           The terrorists killed a primary-level teacher, identified as Ambar Bahadur Khadka, at his home in Lalikanda VDC of Dailekh.

One soldier was killed while one was injured during an encounter with the terrorists in Rukum’s Khara area.

26:            In a barbaric act, the terrorists killed a headmaster of a local high school and an employee of a post office in Dochalgaon of Garjyangkot Village Development Committee (VDC).

The terrorists looted a solar panel, a telephone set and batteries in the Bhumichowk area, from the Chipleti area of Gorkha district.

29:           In Mulabari, two girls and a nine-year-old child, were injured in the  crossfire  between the police and the terrorists. They killed three members of the police force.

30:           The terrorists fired at a helicopter of a private airline carrying cargo to Dolpa from Nepalgunj.

 July 2002

 

4:             A bomb explosion ripped through the ground floor room of the party office of the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba faction of the Nepali Congress (NC) in New Baneswore   The blast had damaged all the ground floor rooms.

6:             At Latinath area of Darchula district the terrorists hurled a socket bomb aiming at a patrolling unit of security force.  In another incident Manahari area of Makwanpur district the terrorists had attacked a mill and tried to kill the mill owner.

10:           Sohanlal Yadav and Moti Tamauli, were killed  by  the terrorists in Banke.

11:           In Surkhet the terrorists  started extorting money from buses, trucks and tractors on the Surkhet-Jumla highway. Locals said that they were collecting Rs. 25,000 from a bus, Rs. 20,000 from a truck and Rs. 15,000 from a tractor plying on the country road.

18:           In Kapilvastu, the terrorists shot dead Nepali Congress (NC) general convention member Aditya Raj Gyawali. The terrorists dragged him from his home in Rajpur Village of Badganga Village Development Committee-6.  He was the second most influential Congress leader in the district to be killed by the terrorists. Earlier the rebels had killed another Congress district leader, Dr. Akbar Ahmed Khan.

25:           The terrorists destroyed a suspension bridge over the  Karnali River at Sumli.

30:           The  terrorists  killed three persons in Pataura Village Development Committee (VDC). One of them was the former chairman of the local VDC ward.The terrorists hacked a primary-level teacher of Hmapnag VDC to death accusing him of bringing security forces in the VDC.

August 2002

 

5:             The security forces who were on a regular patrol recently rescued a woman from the captivity of the terrorists and handed over  her to the parents in Kaski district.

One newsreader of Kham, Dhan Bahadur Roka, Magar was abducted from Jaluke area bordering Rolpa by the terrorists.

7:             A report from Dolakha stated that security forces repulsed the terrorists attack at a district jail in Charikot, the district headquarters. The terrorists had pelted three bombs at the jail from Gautamb Tol and Tutepani bazaar at midnight taking advantage of electricity blackout.

8:             At least six people, including two passers by, were wounded when a powerful bomb planted by pro-Maoist students went off in the premises of the College of Applied Business at the capital’s Baneshwor, Dhobikhola area.

12:           The terrorists took hostage Jeevanath Gautam and Nokharaj Gautam, both residents of Gunsi Bhadaure VDC.

A group of terrorists in Panchthar hacked a 63-year-old man to death in Oyam Village Development Committee.

13:           In Bagfanta area an army man was also injured during the clash with the terrorists.

The terrorists brutally killed a former minister’s son and two Nepali Congress party workers in separate incidents in Dhanusha and Jhapa districts.  They also took away three guns, some goods and documents from Malla’s residence.

16:           In eastern Morang district, another group of terrorists raided the Kerabari, Jhapa, residence of Nepali Congress general convention member, Govinda Prasad Dhungana, and savagely hacked him to death.   Dhungana represented the party from Morang constituency-4.

The terrorists killed Kailash Raut, a businessman and Nepali Congress worker  on the East-West Highway, 500 meters west of Urlabari.

21:           In Rolpa one soldier was killed while three others sustained injuries during the clash with the terrorists.

23:           In Dolakha the terrorists abducted a local CPN-UML leader while he was heading for a meeting of school  teachers.

24:           The terrorists killed a policeman and looted more than Rs. 7.6 million from the branch office of Nepal Bank Limited at Chandranigahapur. Six unexploded   crude bombs were left behind by the terrorists.

25:           A powerful bomb exploded in a room allegedly rented by  two terrorists at Sitapaila. The duo were making bombs.  Four people from neighbouring houses were injured in the blast.

In one of the most heinous acts, a group of armed terrorists hacked four civilians, including two teachers, to death in remote Sablakhu Village Development Committee (VDC) of this eastern hill district of Taplejung

26:           A total loss of around ten million rupees has been reported when a fire reduced an old building to cinders at Atharai near Sakranti bazaar in the extreme east of the district. The terrorists had planted the bombs in the building.

28:           A powerful explosion ripped through the capital’s busiest shopping complex in downtown New Road on the day the government-imposed state of emergency came to an end.

The explosion shattered Bishal Bazaar, the country’s biggest and oldest shopping complex, but no one was injured in the incident.

29:           A Royal Nepal Army soldier, who sustained serious head injuries while diffusing a bomb planted by suspected terrorists at Patan. The terrorists set on fire primary schools in  Sindhupalchowk district.

Likewise, the four-roomed office of Fulping Danda VDC was completely destroyed after the rebels bombed it. The office of Mankha VDC was damaged partially.

30:           In Dailekh terrorists looted all movable assets of three brothers employed in the Nepal Police from their houses in Bagnath VDC, located about 20-km east of the district headquarters, Khalanga.

In  Nuwakot the terrorists set ablaze the ancestral house of D B Lama, Minister of State for General Administration, at Gerkhu VDC-2.  The terrorists also set ablaze and damaged a Gerkhu VDC building

31:            Continuing their terror tactics, the terrorists left behind a bomb in an effigy at a busy point near the Nepal Telecommunications Corporation at Mitra Park

A bomb exploded in the premises of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolis office, damaging some windows of the southern front of the building and those of neighbouring houses. No one was injured as the blast occurred early morning.

September 2002

4:             The terrorists killed three cadres of the Nepali Congress (Deuba faction), Jagat Bahadur Shah of the Ram Shikharjha Village Development Committee (VDC) and Ram Bahadur Subedi and Shobhakhar Sharma of the Pahalman Pur VDC.

In Sankhuwasabha a group of terrorists destroyed former lawmaker Tanka Prasad Rai’s ancestral house with pressure-cooker bombs at Khandbari Municipality-4

In Kavre, administrative works have virtually come to a halt after the terrorists launched a series of attacks in most remote VDC offices lying east of the district headquarters, Dhulikhel.

The terrorists with khukris entered the house of Trichandra Campus professor Madhav Ghimireat and looted it.

The terrorists killed a 72-year old farmer at Kathjor, Ramechhap district.

5:             The two soldiers of the Royal Nepal Army were killed in the latest encounters and bomb blasts One soldier was killed in a landmine explosion on the Ratna Highway in Surkhet while the other was killed in Sarlahi while defusing a crude bomb left behind by the rebels.  

                In Syangja, they set   a bus on fire belonging to Nepal Adarsha Higher Secondary School.

In Sunsari the terrorists set ablaze a vehicle belonging to the Agriculture Input Corporation .  

The terrorists destroyed a telecommunication tower near Khimti Hydroelectricity Project in the Dolakha-Ramechhap border.

6:             In Pyuthan terrorists destroyed the houses of Deviram Sharma, Chief of National Investigation Department (NID), and Jagat Bahadur Bista, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) assigned in Syangja.

They also dismantled electric poles disrupting power supply to Nepal side from Dadeldhura to Baitadi The road was blocked at a place lying between Patan, Baitadi’s district headquarters and Khodpe.

In Pokhara , a group of terrorists shot at an unarmed policeman identified as Bal Krishna Harijan, who was on his duty at Bindiabasini temple.

They also assaulted a member of Tarun Dal, the youth wing of Nepali Congress Pokhara -NC and injured Sahadev Poudel, a district member of Tarun Dal of Banglung district.

The terrorists abducted an  armed police personnel at the road bordering Narayansthan and Kushmera VDC of the district and hurled bombs at a security patrol team at Ratnanagar, Chitwan district.

7:             In Rupandehi district, a group of terrorists opened fire at policemen guarding the small township of Khairenibazaar, seven kilometers east of Butwal along the East-West Highway.  

                  In Ilam, district, they killed a Nepali Congress worker identified as Narendra Chapagain.

In Chitwan, a group of  five armed terrorists opened fire at a Royal Nepal Army soldier guarding Saurahchok of Ratnanagar municipality-1.

The terrorists attacked the district headquarter killing 49 policemen in Sindhuli district  in  east Nepal.

.               In Dailekh, they planted a pressure cooker bomb and also a bomb went off inside Madhyapur-Thimi municipality. Property worth Rs 250,000 had been damaged there.In Kirtipur, too, a bomb went off at the Nepal Electricity Authority’s branch office premises

8:             The warring terrorists attacked the district headquarters killing at least 65 security personnel, including soldiers, in Sandhikharka of Arghakhanchi district .

A group of armed terrorists bombed eight VDC buildings and burnt documents and furniture in Sindhupalchok district. Other VDC offices burnt down are at Mahangkal, Taramarang, Melamchi, Ramche, Manengwara, Jalbire, Fulping and Baramche.

In Tehrathum district terrorists destroyed the Area Agriculture Service Office and Area Animal Health Office buildings at Morhang VDC Apart from VDC buildings, they also destroyed the Area Post Office, and a sales depot of Nepal Food Corporation.

In Chitwan, they set ablaze two parked motorcycles belonging to District Agriculture Development Office (DADO). The terrorists abducted Tuk Raj Sharma, 54, a district member of Nepali Congress in Kaski.

They also burnt a motorcycle being used by Bharat Acharya, an overseer at Road Division Office, Bharatpur, by hurling petrol bombs.

9:             Forty-one other personnel were injured after thousands of armed terrorists launched a massive attack in the district headquarters of the western hill district200-plus policemen deployed in the District Police Office (DPO) in Sandhikharka. .

One soldier was  injured when the rebels opened fire at two helicopters carrying reinforcements to Sandhikharka from bases in Pokhara and Bhairahawa

The terrorists abducted some government officials, including acting Chief District Officer Baburam Khatiwada, police Inspectors Rameshwor Khadka and Dambar Tamang. Hoax bombs planted around several locations in the city Chabahil.

In Gulmi stated that reinforcements from Tamghas clashed with the terrorists returning from Sandhikharka at the Hansapur area.

10:           The RNA soldier fell to the bullets of terrorists in a clash between a security patrolling team and terrorists at Bakuwa VDC-2 in Parbat district. In  Salyan the terrorists abducted two persons from Shrinagar of Khalanga VDC.

The terrorists destroyed the District Forest Office (DFO) at the district headquarters, Khalanga

In Nuwakot they set documents and furniture on fire at an empty jail, two VDCs and an area post office.

The terrorists also destroyed documents and furniture at the area post office at Chokate area by setting them on fire, said Mohan Bahadur GC, the Chief District Officer.  They also destroyed the documents of Thanapari VDC, stored at the house of VDC secretary, Madhusudan Risal. 

In Surkhet, they destroyed a parked bus at Babiyachaur bazaar setting it ablaze.

11:           Seven security personnel were killed instantly and some others injured when a group of terrorists detonated a powerful landmine. The personnel were riding in a van towards Harna Madi VDC.  The landmine was hidden under a country road near the Furkechaur area of the VDC, located about 18 kilometres east of here, the district headquarters of Makwanpur. 

                They also killed a 45-year-old civilian, Lakpa Sherpa, of Jaljala VDC in Sankhuwasabha.

12:           In Jumla, a group of terrorists partially destroyed a house of Bhakta Bahadur Rokaya, former minister of state for Forest and Soil Conservation, in Mahat Village Development Committee.

In Myagdi they attacked Tul Prasad Burja, former chairman of Dowa VDC, hacking him to death in Shikh VDC.   The terrorists looted Rs. 100,000 worth of medicine after breaking into a private clinic of Homnath Kandel  in Myagdi.  They also brutally beat up Kandel, a health worker in Darbang Primary Health Centre.

In Nawalparasi, the terrorists exploded a powerful pressure-cooker bomb in a  the Gorkha Brewery  near Gaidakot

13:           In Dang six security personnel, including Major Ram Chandra Rai of the Royal Nepal Army (RNA), were injured when a group of terrorists exploded a powerful landmine near Kusum, bordering Banke and Dang districts.  In Kailali , 27-year old Gopi Joshi Baliya VDC was killed by the terrorists in Balfa market

The terrorists also unsuccessfully targeted a helicopter gun-ship in remote Dhuri Lek area bordering Pyuthan and Baglung districts.In Janakpur , they slew two persons, one of them involved with the Nepali Congress.Likewise, they killed a teacher Khusiram Neupane in Bichour-5 in Lamjung district.

14 : The terrorists shot dead Bishnu Babu Shrestha, copyist, of Khoplang VDC in Gorakha.

In Peeple VDC in Myagdi district, the terrorists beat the father of Police Inspector Dan Bahadur Malla, now in Jajarkot District Police Office, and also bombed his  house .

In Shivanagar VDC of Nawalparasi, they injured a person by attacking him with a khukuri (machete).

They burnt all the papers and documents of Bhaisahi Farline range post, near the road to Rudrapur on the East-West  Highway .

The terrorists dug  trenches at several places near Tuniwot at Triveni VDC.

The terrorists  looted 70 million rupees that was kept at the army barrack from the local Rastriya Banijya Bank. 

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