Nepal Govt. Must Act Strongly Against JTMM

JTMM Terror In Siraha LAHAN, Jan 13- The Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) today morning bombed six grocery stores in Bhagwatipur Chowk in Siraha district.The JTMM cadres had planted the bombs, accusing the shopkeepers of defying a three-day Terai banda called by JTMM, a break away faction of Nepal Communist Party (Maoist). The JTMM announced a three-day banda since yesterday. The cadres exploded five bombs, destroying six shops in Bhagwatipur market. The buildings as well as all the inventories of the shops were destroyed in the ensuing fire.

The JTMM eastern region commander Bisfot Singh said that the bomb blasts and the subsequent damages were to warn those who had opened the shops defying their call. Two rounds of bullets were also fired after the explosion. Following the bomb blasts and firing, the entire region is under the grip of terror. Likewise, the JTMM cadres blasted two more bombs in Sonbarsha Chowk, Siraha.

Similarly, according to the Area Police Post, Lahan, the JTMM cadres, at 11 pm on Friday, set a cardboard factory ablaze. The factory, located at Lahan-4, is owned by Kamal Kishore Madu, The details of the damages are still unknown, added the police. In a statement released by the central coordinator of JTMM, Jayakrishna Goit, the party called for a three-day long Terai banda as an intensive struggle for the freedom of the local Terai residents. (related)