21 injured following clash between squatters and KMC police personnelThe squatters along the Bagmati River in Thapathali area resorted to stone pelting and attacked KMC personnel with sticks after the metropolis reached the area to evict them from the settlement.
At least 21 people were injured following a clash between the Kathmandu Metropolitan City Police personnel and people from the squatters settlement along the Bagmati River in Thapathali area on Monday.
Bhupadev Shah, personal aide to Kathmandu Mayor Balendra Shah, informed that fourteen KMC officers, including Raju Pandey, the Chief Superintendent of the metropolitan police force, have been injured in the clash.
According to Ram Krishna Balami, the Security Officer at Norvic Hospital, all the injured are receiving treatment at the hospital.
Metropolitan police personnel and Bagmati River Basin Development Project officials had arrived at the squatters’ settlement to evict them from the area.
The Bagmati River Basin Development Project Committee had issued a notice to vacate the area by November 20.
The squatters, residing along the banks of the Bagmati river in the Thapathali area, pelted stones and attacked the KMC personnel with sticks during the protest.
Here are some photos of the protest taken by Post’s photographer Angad Dhakal.