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Maoist Obstruction of the Re-establishment of Police Posts


August 1: Maoists prevented Police from rebuilding their post at Sanoshree Village Development Committee (VDC) area in the Bardiya district.

September 11: Maoists in the Morang district warned the security forces of severe consequences if they re-established police posts. They also warned that they would start abducting police personnel and customs officials and even wage war against them if the offices were re-established.

December 12: Maoists protested against the re-establishment of Police posts in different parts of the Rupandehi and Nawalparasi districts.

December 13: Maoists intensified their efforts to stop relocation of Police posts in several parts of the country, reports Nepal News. In Nawalparasi, Maoists warned Police personnel to return from the recently relocated Sunawal post. In districts like Sindhupalchowk, Kavre and Sankhuwasabha, Maoists have started obstructing the relocation of Police posts. Similar campaigns have been reported from the far-western districts like Doti, Kanchanpur and Achham. Maoists have also opposed the re-establishment of Police posts at Sunwal and Bardaghat in the Kaski district.

December 14: In Bhairahawa, around 100 Maoists led by the president of the Madhesi Mukti Morcha in Rupandehi, Ghanshyam Yadav, captured the re-established Police office in Dhak Dhai VDC area and sent back logistics of the Police Post to the district Police office. The Maoists also elevated party flags atop the building claiming that it was under siege.

December 21: Maoists forced authorities at Phidim in the Panchthar district to remove the Police posts re-established in the rural areas of the district.

December 26: Ten persons were injured at Gulariya in Krishnanagar after Maoists tried to remove the re-established Police post at Gulariya.

Maoists captured approximately six reinstated Police posts in various southern districts like Kapilvastu, Nawalparasi and Udaypur.

December 29: Five Police personnel were injured when a group of Maoists attacked them at a recently re-established Area Police Office of Rajahar in the Nawalparasi district.

December 31: In the Sankhuwasabha district, Maoists said they would strongly object to the restoration of Police posts. They also warned that they would assault and chase away the Police personnel if the authorities restored the posts.


January 11: Maoists threw away all preparatory goods and articles belonging to the Police posts at Bhotechaur VDC in the Dang district and Chautara in the Sindhupalchowk district and pressurised the Police personnel to turn back from the village.

January 12: Two reinstated Police posts at Khairi Chandanpur in the Bardiya district were displaced after Maoists attacked them.

Maoists attacked another reinstated Police post at Baniyabhara in the Bardiya district. Police personnel ran away after at least four hundred Maoists threatened to set fire to the Police post.

January 19: The Tokanpur chief of the Maoist ‘People’s Government’ in Ramechhap district wrote and distributed a letter to villagers asking them to displace the reinstated Tokanpur area Police office.

January 20: At least three Police personnel were injured when a group of Maoists stormed the Area Police Post at Patbhar in the Bardiya district. Around 500 Maoists broke into the Police post and chased them away.

April 15: Maoists disallowed a Police team to establish their post at Thulipokhari in the Parbat district.

April 17: A Police Post located at Ragechaur in the Salyan district was shifted to the Area Police Post at Tharmare due to Maoist threats.

April 20: Maoists threatened a Police team which had gone to Dhampus in the Kaski district to reconstruct the Police station and ordered them to leave the village immediately. Maoists also threatened that they would take "physical action" against the team if it refused to leave the village.

April 30: A group of about 500 Maoists led by the President of the pro-Maoist Madhesi Mukti Morcha and Maoist district member, Nanda Kishore Pandey, attacked a Police post at Suiya in the Katkuiya VDC area of the Banke district. The Maoists detained Sub-Inspector Mukesh Kunwar for 14 hours, assaulted Constables Krishna Pratap Sen and Purna Bahadur and also looted weapons from the post.

May 7: Around 150 cadres of the Maoist-affiliated Young Communist League attacked a Police post in the Dandagaun VDC area of Rasuwa district and chased away the security force personnel posted there.

May 18: In the Sindhupalchowk district, a group of local women led by the Maoists attacked a Police post in Bhimtar village demanding their withdrawal from the area. In the clash, Maoists seized some weapons belonging to the Police.

May 27: Maoists forced the reinstated Purghat police post located in the Purwottarhat area of Baitadi district to shift from the area. Maoists pressurised 13 police personnel stationed at the post to leave the area and go back to the district headquarters.

July 8: Maoists forced out police personnel from a recently established police post at Ghandruk in the Kaski district. The insurgents threw away their belongings and also locked the office room.

August 9: A group of 23 Maoists led by Nuwakot district committee member Raj Kumar Regmi attacked three police personnel on duty at the Phikuri-4 police post on and looted all the weapons.


February 13: Around 3,000 Maoists attacked the Latinath police post in Darchula district for arresting two of their cadres.

March 18: Around 100 Maoist cadres attacked a police post at Dandagaun in the Rasuwa district where CPN-UML activists had taken refuge following a clash between the two sides in the village. The Maoists attacked the police post for giving protection to the CPN-UML supporters.

March 25: Seventeen Maoists and eight policemen were injured after Maoists clashed with police in the Rupandehi district. The Maoists were protesting against the alleged import of arms by APF from India. Earlier, the police freed two trucks which the Maoists had ‘seized’ on March 24-night from Butwal’s Jogikuti suspecting that weapons were being imported from India by the APF. The clash occurred when police escorted the trucks to Bardhghat-based Bindhyabaisni battalion of the APF. The Maoists also called a bandh (strike) in Rupandehi, Kapilvastu and Nawalparasi till 5pm to protest the "import of weapons". The Maoists also vandalised and torched six police beats in Butwal, torched a jeep and vandalised three vehicles.

April 12: Cadres of the CPN-Maoist and security force personnel clashed at Gaur, injuring seven persons, including Maoist elections candidate Surendra Prasad Jayasabal from Rautahat-2.


January 24: The inauguration of the Upper Tamakoshi Hydro Electricity Project got postponed due to the protest threat by Dolakha wing of the UCPN-M. The Dolakha District committee of UCPN-M had demanded that the organiser call off the programme in a press conference in Charikot, Dolakha. They had even threatened to obstruct the programe if the organiser went ahead with the programme. They alleged Government irregularities in organising the inauguration.





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