Birendranagar: Two bombs have been recovered in Surkhet’s headquarters Birendranagar this morning. The bombs were planted at the main market of Birendranagar coinciding with the visit of UCPN (Maoist) leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai here for an election campaign. The bombs have been planted by the poll-opposing outfits when Dr Bhattarai was en route for the airport. A Bomb Disposal Team of Nepal Army has diffused the bombs. The Police said that investigations into the case are underway.
Meanwhile, CPN-Maoist has called bandha in Surkhet protesting the visit of UCPN (Maoist) chairperson scheduled for tomorrow and the arrest of its leaders and cadres.
The market has remained shut and the transportation has come to a halt from the early morning due to the bandha.
Earlier, Police had filed a case against CPN-Maoist Surkhet deputy-secretary Ishwor Bhakta Sunar, CPN-Maoist aligned All Nepal Teachers Association district chairman Ragbir Biswokarma and party’s district committee member Hari Lal Maharjan on the public offence for inflicting violence.