Rs 1 million compensation to families of Surkhet victims and free treatment to injured: DPM Gautam

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Bamdev Gautam, has informed the Legislature-Parliament that the government has made an arrangement of one million rupees as compensation to the family of those killed in Surkhet and free treatment to the injured.

Home Minister Gautam shared this while familiarizing the Parliament today about the incidents that took place at different places of the country after the proposal of delineation of federal states was made public. He added that the government was committed to maintaining peace and security in the country.

On a different note, the Home Minister also shared that Raju Ranabhat and Rajendra Mani Lamichhane have been arrested in suspicion of their involvement in the murder of NC local leader Ramji Poudel ‘Badal’ at Lekhnath Municipality on August 13.

The Home Minister informed the House that police were compelled to use force to bring the situation under control after agitators gathered under the leadership of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP)-Nepal Chairman Kamal Thapa at Babarmahal on August 14 started pelting stones at vehicles.

DPM Gautam also said that police used minor force at Nawalparasi after demonstrators of Tharuhat Struggle Committee vandalized and torched two vehicles. There was minor impact of the banda (shutdown) called on August 16, he added.

Stating that the government was alert not to let any untoward incident take place, Home Minister Gautam said that it was government’s responsibility to operate public services. “The government is serious towards the statement expressed by some lawmakers in order to foil social harmony. Serious attention of the House has been drawn towards the threatening of taking up arms”, he said. RSS

Source: Nepalnews