High security alertness in Nawalparasi, four arrested


NAWALPARASI, JUNE 27: The local administration in Nawalparasi has adopted high security alertness at seven local units for the local level elections.

The security measure has been adopted for holding the local polls in a peaceful and fearless environment. The local authorities have designated 70 voting stations in seven units of Province no 5 as highly sensitive zones.

Chief District Officer (CDO) Udaya Bahadur Rana said a special security arrangement has been made for voting stations deemed as highly sensitive. Rana added that choppers may also be used for air patrol if necessary at these locations.

There are a total of 240 voting centres in seven local units in Nawalparasi – the security of which will be handled by around 4000 security personnel from Nepal Police, Armed Police Force (APF), temporary police, National Investigation Department and Nepal Army (NA).

Meanwhile, police have arrested four persons in course of a probe into an explosion in Sunabal which resulted in human casualties.

Police arrested the four in suspicion that Biplov led CPN could be behind the explosion which injured Purushottam Regmi of Binayitriveni rural municipality – 3, Kanti Shanker Parajuli of Sarabal rural municipality – 1, Durga Devi Pandey of Sunbal Municipality – 12 and Dhan Bahadur Kumal of Madhyabindu Municipality – 9. RSS