Banda enforcers have set fire to one container van and vandalized a passenger bus at Bhardaha-Portaha road section along the East-West Highway in Saptari district on Saturday morning.
Irate banda enforcers set a container van, Na 3 Kha 7300, on fire for defying banda at Portaha-5, said Birendra Majhi, chairman of United Movement Mobilization Area No 2. The truck, which was heading to east from west, has been completely destroyed.
Similarly, the irate cadres have also vandalized a passenger bus, Na 4 Kha 4266, heading to east from west. The bus ferrying passengers went out of control and turned turtle at Bhardaha-1 after the cadres pelting stones at it.
As many as 14 passengers sustained injuries after the bus met with the accident, said DSP Narayan Chimoriya. Five among the injured have been rushed to Rajbiraj for treatment while the nine injured returned home after preliminary treatment.
Saptari banda has entered its sixth straight day today. The marketplaces, transportation, factories, industries, banks and financial institutes, schools and government and non-government offices have remained shut, crippling the life of Saptari people.