Nepal Maoists burn Indian embassy vehicle, officials say accident



Members of the Communist Party of Nepal- Maoist on Saturday said they set on fire a vehicle belonging to the Indian embassy here. However, both police and embassy officials refuted the claim.

Party members claimed that they burnt the vehicle and smashed its window panes to protest India's blockade of road transport of supplies of food items and other commodities to Nepal.

The vehicle was parked at the Indian embassy premises here and no one was seated in it.

The Indian embassy said the vehicle belonged to one of its employees.

Both embassy officials and police refuted the claim of the CPN-Maoist, led by Netra Bikram Chand, and said the vehicle caught fire due to a technical fault.

Meanwhile, the CPN-Maoist has called for a shutdown in Nepal on Sunday to protest India's blockade. - IANS