Kathmandu. An altercation on Monday between members of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City Police and residents of the squatter’s settlement near the Bagmati River in the Thapathali area resulted in at least 21 injuries.
According to Bhupadev Shah, a personal assistant to Kathmandu Mayor Balendra Shah, fourteen KMC officers were hurt in the altercation, including Chief Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police Raju Pandey.
All of the injured are receiving care at the hospital, according to Ram Krishna Balami, the security officer at Norvic Hospital.
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Officials from the Bagmati River Basin Development Project and members of the Metropolitan Police had come to the squatters’ camp to evict them.
The area was to be cleared by November 20 according to a notice from the Bagmati River Basin Development Project Committee.
During the demonstration, the squatters who were living along the Bagmati river’s banks in the Thapathali neighborhood threw rocks and attacked KMC employees with sticks.
Here are some protest pictures that Post photographer Angad Dhakal captured.