Incident Reports

APF and Nepal Police clash in Jhapa


Province 1, Jhapa, Mechinagar

A clash took place between APF (Armed Police Force) and Nepal Police in Jhapa. According to sources, the two groups clashed in Kakkadbhitta of Mechinagar municipality on Wednesday night over a dispute regarding releasing vehicles carrying betel nut.

APF accused Nepal police of helping smugglers to smuggle betel nut while Nepal Police claimed that the clash occurred after a minor dispute between an APF and Nepal Police personnel. DSP Gyan Kumar Mahato of Kakkadbhitta police claimed that they had caught betel nut smugglers.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation APF
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media