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Police arrest protesting share investors

A group of investors lock the office of Securities Board of Nepal in Jawalakhel on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Kathmandu, March 26

Police have arrested representatives of Share Investor Pressure Group, who had been staging a sit-in at Bhadrakali-based office of Nepal Stock Exchange.

The group staged the sit-in, saying its demand put forth for development of share market was not addressed.

Police arrested 10 group members at a time when they were ready to stage the sit-in at the gate of the Stock Exchange Office.

Superintendent of Police, Basudev Khatiwada, said that the group members were arrested as Singhadarbar area is prohibited area for launching demonstration and agitation.

A group member Tilak Koirala said that police brought them under control by using force while they were staging a peaceful sit-in to draw attention of the body concerned, demanding to implement the past agreement signed by Finance Ministry.

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