Concerned over vandalism in Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS)


Surkhet, July 19 (RSS): Chief Minister of Karnali Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has said that he was saddened by the incident that took place at the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) today. 

Stating that it was unfortunate that stones were pelted at the Institute without any reason, he said that the State government authorities too were denied meeting Dr Govinda KC when efforts were being made to urge him to go to Kathmandu for securing his life. "The incident has been recorded in CC TV, hence an investigation would be made to book those found guilty," he said. 

Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Naresh Bhandari said that vandalism in the institute was carried out in a pre-planned manner.  Meanwhile, police constable Kamal Acharya, who was seriously injured in the clash with the demonstrators, was airlift to Nepalgunj for further treatment, according to DSP at the district police office, Jumla Dr Tapan Kumar Dahal. 

Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) calls for tolerance

Kathmandu, July 19 (RSS): The Ministry of Home Affairs has appealed to all concerned for patience in assumption of their respective role in maintaining law and order, while noting that the demands of agitating Dr Govinda KC would be addressed by the concerned authorities following the due process. 

In a statement issued here today, the Ministry has said that students and staffers of the Karnali Institute of Health Sciences threw glass, chairs and other goods at the security personnel, as efforts were being made to airlift Dr KC to Kathmandu. 

"Despite the observation of patience by the security personnel to bring the tense situation under control after the talks team was denied to meet Dr KC, a security person was seriously injured in the attack by the Academy staffers, students and other unconcerned persons", reads the statement.