KATHMANDU, April 19: Tension ran high at the UCPN (Maoist)´s headquarters in Peris Danda Thursday after a clash broke out between two groups of United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN)-disqualified ex-PLA combatants.
The scuffle has prompted police to intervene, with more than 40 police personnel now deployed at the clash site, deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Dhiraj Pratap Singh said.
The two groups--one led by Sagar Limbu and the other by Lenin Bista--had a minor fight on Wednesday as well.
The ex-PLA fighters have been staging sit-in at the party headquarters since last week, demanding a financial package for them on par with their fellow fighters choosing voluntary retirement.
There were some 30 to 35 police personnel deployed at the site since the ex-combatants began their protest. The strength of police personnel has been increased over security concerns after today´s fighting, DSP Singh said.