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Maoist cadres call for shutdown in parts of Nepal

Vehicles belonging to a local publication house and trucks with Indian number plates were torched by Maoist cadres in Nepal on Saturday for defying a shutdown called by them to oppose the reinstatement of the Army chief.

world Updated: Jun 06, 2009 14:35 IST

Vehicles belonging to a local publication house and trucks with Indian number plates were torched by Maoist cadres in Nepal on Saturday for defying a shutdown called by them to oppose the reinstatement of the Army chief.

The cadres torched the vehicle carrying newspapers of Kantipur publication in Morang district of eastern Nepal, according to sources at the publication.

The vehicle was completely destroyed in the incident.

The Maoists have enforced shutdown in Morang, Jhapa and Sunsari districts of eastern Nepal as part of their agitation to oppose President Ram Baran Yadav's decision to reinstate the Army chief.

The two trucks with Indian number plates transporting fruits from India to the country's capital were set afire in Sunawal area of western Nepal on Friday by Revolutionary Left Wing (RLW), a break away faction of the Maoists.

Six people who arrived on motorcycles torched the trucks, Republica daily reported quoting police sources.

The fire was later extinguished.

Earlier on Thursday the RLW had warned they will not allow Indian number plate vehicles in Nepal for a week.