State Assembly candidate’s vehicle caught in ambush, driver hurt


Palpa, Dec 2 : A vehicle carrying CPN (Maoist Centre)’s politburo member Tularam Gharti was caught in an ambush this evening in Palpa.
His driver Bharat Shrestha of Tansen Municipality -6 has been injured in the blast occurred near a jungle at Dedhgaun of Tinau Rural Municipality. Gharti and other party cadres accompanying him at the time were unhurt in the incident, according to Palpa District Police chief, Superintendent of Police Dilli Raj Panta.
The injured driver is undergoing treatment in the Lumbini Medical College, said party’s district joint coordinator Rajendra Bishwakarma.
Gharti is the election candidate from the leftist alliance for State Assembly election from the Palpa constituency no. 2 (B). His jeep (Lu 1 Ja 3425) was caught in an ambush as he was on his way to home at Dhobhan following the election publicity campaign at Dedhgaun. RSS