Arrested transporters to get released only after they sign commitment paper

File: Naya Bus Park, Gongabu, Kathmandu

Kathmandu, May 6

The government has said that it will release recently arrested transport entrepreneurs only after signing a commitment paper in which they state their support to the government’s policy and directives, and operate the public vehicle as per government orders.

Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has ordered the officials to release the arrested transport entrepreneurs only after signing the commitment paper.

Those who refuse to sign will be chargesheeted, the Home Minister said.

Earlier, on Friday and Saturday, police had arrested dozens of transport entrepreneurs as they imposed a public transport strike demanding the government revoke the decision to stop registration and renewal of their committees as NGOs so that they can impose their syndicates on certain routes.

Spokesperson at the Ministry Ram Krishna Subedi says, “The arrested transport entrepreneurs have promised to support the government’s decision and pleaded for the release. We are preparing to release them after making them sign the commitment paper.”

The transport entrepreneurs had halted the transportation facility across the country on Friday, defying the government order to stop registration and renewal of the transport committees and end the syndicate system.

Meanwhile, some officials of the transport committees and Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs have been released after signing the commitment paper. Five officials of the Federation were released in Rupandehi on Saturday. Likewise, some officials of the committees were also released in Saptari.

Published on May 6th, Sunday, 2018 1:14 PM

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