SIRAHA: Works at Lahan Municipality have been halted for the past two days after the Nepali Congress Town Committee padlocked the Municipality saying there was corruption in the Municipality.
Local people have been hard hit due to the work halt in the Municipality.
Works have also been halted even after the security personnel removed the locks from the main gate of the Municipality today.
Cadres of NC demonstrated at the Municipality a few days ago. Executive Officer at the Municipality, Ram Kumar Mahato, said there is no situation to carry out works as the NC cadres have warned of taking action if works resumed.
The Committee has put forth different demands including formation of a high-level committee to carry out the investigation on corruption and scrapping of integrated property tax.
According to NC town representative, Arun KC, there is involvement of the Municipality officials in irregularities as the Municipality did not keep the construction company in blacklist even though it had not completed the road construction works at ward no. 6 of the municipality in time.