Damak (Jhapa), Aug. 11: Police here have arrested three tractor operators when they were protesting on the highway today.
Police held them when they disobeyed the decision of the district administration prohibiting quarrying sand and stones from the river banks and river bed.
However, the tractor operators are organizing a protest programme saying the decision was harming their business and basis for sustenance.
The tractor operators are blocking the road by assembling the tractors along the Damak, Surunga, Birtamod, Urlabari, Pathari and Sunsari since early this morning.
The arrested tractor operators are Chandra Gajmer, Badrai Prasad Khanal and Navin Baral. RSS