•      Sun Jul 21 2024

All arrested during Balkumari demonstration freed

Kathmandu, Dec 31: Police have released 73 people who were arrested in course of the demonstration held at Balkumari of Lalitpur last Friday.

They were taken under control during the demonstration organised demanding they be allowed to fill up the form for the Korean language examination to go to Korea through the Employment Permit System (EPS), and they have been released, said Deputy Inspector General of Police Kuber Kadayat, the Central Police Spokesperson.

According to the Police Spokesperson, all those taken into custody in course of the demonstration have been freed. “All those arrested during the demonstration have been released and a decision taken not to file case against them,” he said.

Police had apprehended them and kept in custody on the charge of torching the vehicle of Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Prakash Jwala and damaging physical property.

Sujan Rawat, 23, of Mahabu rural municipality-6, Dailekh district and Birendra Shah, 22, of Chaurpati rural municipality-1, Achham district, died in clash with police in course of the demonstration.

The government has decided to provide Rs 1million each to the families of the deceased as relief support.

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