Police lob teargas shells at locals protesting garbage disposal at Banchare Danda landfill

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Kathmandu: A clash has erupted between locals and security personnel at Banchare Danda landfill on the border of Nuwakot and Dhading districts on Wednesday. Police have lobbed teargas shells to take the situation under control following the clash that ensued after locals obstructed garbage disposal at the landfill.

Three police personnel have been injured in the clash.

SP Santosh Singh Rathore at Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu said locals also pelted stones at the security personnel, adding that police in large numbers have been deployed at the landfill to take the situation under control.

Locals obstructed garbage disposal at the landfill yet again on Wednesday arguing that their demands have not been addressed.

The garbage collection resumed on Tuesday morning after an agreement was reached between the representatives of the Ministry of Urban Development, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Kakani Rural Municipality of Nuwakot, and Dhunibesi Municipality of Dhading.

However, the locals obstructed the disposal on Tuesday. Police later cleared the obstruction after arresting the protesters who stopped garbage trucks from reaching the landfill.