Maoists loot gas cylinders‚ distribute for free

Cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist on Monday evening looted liquefied petroleum gas cylinders from Gwarko-based main depot of Himal Gas in Lalitput and distributed them to consumers free of cost. Shiva Ghimire, president of the Nepal LP Gas Industry Association, said Maoists looted the cylinders claiming that the depot had been selling them in black. “Some 40 filled cylinders were looted at around 7:30pm as per my information,” he added. However, CPN M cadres claimed to have taken over 2,000 cylinders from the depot. Police are investigating into the matter, according to the association. — HNS

Source: THT