A clash ensued between police personnel and cadres of Janamat Party after the latter tried to obstruct the East-West Highway at Godar Chowk in Ganeshman Charnath Municipality, Dhanusa district on Sunday.
According to police, eight security personnel including seven Nepal Police personnel and one Armed Police Force personnel were injured in the clash.
Police fired 11-round of rubber bullets and 16-round of tear gas in an effort to bring the situation under control. However, tensions are still high at Godar chowk as clashes between the protesters and security personnel threaten to turn more violent.
The Janamat Party cadres had taken to the streets armed with canes obstructing vehicular movement along the highway when the police intervened leading to the clashes.