Voting affected in 44 election centres across 25 districtsDisputes and clashes caused disruption in the voting process and police opened fire in 15 different places in several districts to take the situation under control.
The voting process was affected in 44 election centres across 25 districts in the ongoing federal and provincial elections, according to the police.
Deputy Inspector General Tek Prasad Rai, spokesperson of the Nepal Police, said the voting process has recommenced in 32 of the 44 election centres and discussions are underway to resume voting in the remaining polling centres.
Rai said that police fired 35 rounds of bullets in the air at 15 different places in an effort to control the situation following disputes and clashes.
“The situation at those places has come under control and no untoward incidents have taken place anywhere else,” said Rai.
Rai informed that police had opened fire to control the unruly crowds in Rautahat, Siraha, Chitwan, Dolakha, Bajura, and Humla among other districts.