With the local level polls just around the corner, security concerns here in Nawalparasi have dramatically shot up after bombs were found in the candidates’ residences and at public places.
On Thursday night, a bomb was found at the residence of Mahendra Pokharel, Nepali Congress’ mayoral candidate for Kawasoti Municipality. The Nepal Army bomb disposal squad defused the bomb the same night.
Similarly, a bomb was planted at a public place near the Purano Kawasoti intersection at Kawasoti – 3. The bomb that targeted a Nepali Congress assembly actually went off but did not cause human casualties.
On the same Thursday night, a bomb was planted near the residence of Durga Datta Dhungana, CPN (Maoist Centre) mayoral candidate for Gaindakot Municipality. Another bomb was found at the residence of Dasiram Basyal, a Maoist Centre’s mayoral candidate for Kawasoti Municipality. NA squads defused the bombs at both the locations.