Kathmandu : Nepal Police arrested Youth Force (YF) Central Chairman Mahesh Basnet who reached Itahari ignoring prohibitory order issued by the Biratnagar administration on Thursday.
Basnet was arrested when he was organising a press meet at the River Side Resort in Itahari this morning. It has been reported that journalists boycotted jis press meet. Basnet has been kept at the District Police Office in Morang.
According to the ekantipur, large numbers of Armed Police were deployed to detain Basnet and other activists. It has been reported that police and YF cadres clashed while arresting Basnet. Following the detention, the YF cadres shut down market areas and halted transportation along the Itahari highway.
Morang DAO on Wednesday issued prohibitory orders in Biratnagar-Sub-metropolis effective from 8am to 6 pm today.