CPN (Maoist Center) leader Barsha Man Pun has been attacked at Chiurikhola of Duikholi rural municipality in Rolpa Sunday afternoon. Pun, however, did not sustain any injury.
“Stones were pelted at him and his campaign team from the top of a steep climb,” DSP at with Rolpa Police Gyanendra Phuyal told Setopati. “We have been informed that the police fired blank shots,” he added. He said further details have yet to arrive as it is very hard to make phone calls at the remote place.
The police have suspected CPN led by Netra Bikram Chand to be behind the attack. Former finance minister Pun is contesting for federal parliament from the district in the upcoming election.