There was tension on Monday when the team of the metropolis reached the slum with a dozer to remove the squatter settlement on the Bagmati bank in Thapathali, Kathmandu. The team including DSP Raju Pandey, who has been working continuously day and night to make Kathmandu Metropolitan City clean, beautiful and peaceful, was injured. He has said that he wants to control the slums as they are becoming a hotbed of crime.
Raju Pandey said that the police of the metropolis are actively involved in the work of development. Many people have said that their role in controlling them will be important as many people are staying away from the squatters to do immoral activities there. He said that if he is working with empty hands, he will be attacked by making a plan in advance, so he will also adopt full security measures in the future.
When the metropolis tried to evacuate the settlement by deploying 300 city policemen, local Khukuri attacked with stones. The local people hurled stones at the city police and set fire to tires. While going to remove the squatter settlement of Thapathali, 36 policemen including Raju Pandey, chief of city police of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, were injured in the attack by the squatters. Among the injured, 34 are being treated at Thapathali-based Norvik Hospital and 2 are being treated at Veer Hospital, said city police inspector Surya KC, who was assigned to treat the injured.
The Integrated Bagmati Civilization Development Committee had issued a notice to vacate the settlement with a deadline of 4th December. The committee issued a notice and asked to remove the houses and construction materials and vehicles constructed illegally on the river bank. They pelted stones at the team of the metropolis saying that the locals started removing it without alternative arrangements. The locals said that they have been living in this settlement for a long time and now they cannot evict them without making arrangements.
Nowadays, the incident that happened in the much-loved squatter settlement is being heavily criticized on social media. Regarding the incident, CPN-UML Chairman and former Prime Minister KP Oli strongly criticized Balen Shah for calling him a boss. It is our commitment to improve the lives of citizens by implementing the rights granted by law for the development, improvement and prosperity of the city. It is permanent. In the same way, we are conducting programs for the implementation of issues such as bringing urban cleanliness to complete cleanliness, maintaining urban beauty. In order to effectively implement this policy, the metropolis is conducting roadside management programs.