Eye on Maoist: Maoist cadres have cut off water pipes here at Dhukure of Angna VDC-5, Panchthar district, as punishment to the villagers for not supporting their party in the constituent assembly election. Chandra Dahal, secretary of the consumers committee, said local Maoist cadres blocked the water supply at four different places and affixed party flags there. Seventy households in the village have been using water from the pipes for the last three years.
Locals claimed that the water supply has been obstructed under the leadership of local Maoist cadres Rangalal and Nir Bahadur Dahal. The villagers lodged a complaint at the district police office demanding stringent action against the guilty and speedy regularization of the water supply. In a bid to sort out the problem, an all party meeting was held at district headquarters on Thursday (24 April). “During the meeting the Maoist district leadership apologized over the incident and assured it would take action against the guilty,” said Surendra Dahal, a local.