The Dhanusha District Court on Tuesday has issued arrest warrant against Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) lawmaker Pramod Kumar Sah who vandalized the counter of Buddha Air at Janakpur Airport.
"An arrest warrant has been issued on request of police," a police officer told Setopati. "We will communicate across the country for his arrest as the arrest warrant has been issued."
The House of Representatives (HoR) member elected from Sarlahi had vandalized Buddha Air's counter and misbehaved with the staffers on Monday after his flight was delayed. He lost his cool as the plane that had to fly at 11:40 in the morning did not arrive even by 1:30 in the afternoon.
He had vented his ire at the Buddha Air staffers pointing that passengers had suffered due to the management's negligence. Police say lawmaker Sah smashed the counter with his fists and pushed a staffer during the altercation.
The plane arrived only at 2:30 but the airline staffers refused to board Sah even after that. Chief District Officer of Dhanusha Pradeep Raj Kandel and the police played peacemaker and convinced the staffers to finally board Sah.
The Airlines Operators Association of Nepal after the incident issued a seven-day ultimatum threatening to halt all the flights if Sah were not punished.
Published Date: Tuesday, Asoj 28, 2076, 12:48:00