Police open fire during clash with squatters in Motipur Industrial Area


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Police have opened fire as they clashed with squatters in Motipur Industrial Area of Rupandehi Sunday.

Rupandehi Chief District Officer Rishi Ram Tiwari confirmed the police firing during the clash. Media reports stated that some were also injured in the clash.

Tensions ran high as the administration tried to evict the squatters. Squatters were outraged after police arrested Himal Rana, 31, of the locality at around 1 am Saturday.

A large number of squatters have encroached land in the industrial area spread over ward 17 and 18 of Butwal sub-metropolis since last week.

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