73 people arrested during Balkumari demonstration released

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

They were taken under control during a 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).

Deputy Inspector General of Police Kuber Kadayat, the Central Police Spokesperson, said that 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 a case against them,” he said.

Police had apprehended them and kept them 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 a clash with police in the course of the demonstration.

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

 

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