Province 2 CM accuses police of partnering with the mafia

Province 2 Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut speaks at a function in Janakpur, on Tuesday, December 14, 2020.

Janakpurdham, January 14

Province 2 Chief Minister Mohammad Lalbabu Raut has accused Nepal Police officials of partnering with the mafia, claiming the partnership has compelled the provincial government to stay silent even when citizens were killed.

Raut’s statement follows the alleged murder of a youth activist in Dhanusha district after he reportedly obstructed illegal sand mining in his neighbourhood last week.

Speaking at a function on climate change organised in Janakpur on Tuesday, the top provincial official said, “The rivers are being extracted by tippers in the daytime. Don’t we have police administration?” he said, “We have, but they are partnering.”

“Those trying to obstruct are killed in the broad daylight, but we are silent,” he added, “The police are not under our control. What is more unfortunate than this?”

He was of the view that his province would be worst hit by Chure exploitation, warning the consequences would be dire if it was not controlled on time.

Published on January 14th, Tuesday, 2020 3:58 PM

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