The agitating locals of four VDCs of the district have vandalized the District Development Office on January 20 against removing “Gaunpalika” . The Gaunpalika was removed against the recommendation made by District Technician Support Committee as per the report presented by Local stakeholder reconstruction commission to the government.
The demonstrators had vandalized main gate of the office. To control the mob, police had to fire 22 round of tear gas and 12 rubber bullet.
At least 15 policemen were injured in a clash according to inspector Jitendra Basnet.
Binod Pathak, chairperson of Nepali Congress of Thansing was injured by a rubber bullet. The agitators have vandalized dozens of table of the office and smashed the windows. Two vehicles were vandalized.
The meeting held by District Development Committee decided to close office from tomorrow. Local Development Officer Keshar Bahadur Pandit in a meeting demanded the political parties to take responsibility of the incident.