14 May, Bhaktapur,- A socket bomb was found within the premises of the residence of CPN (UML) mayoral candidate for Madhayapur Thimi Municipality this morning.
The bomb wrapped in a black bag with a placard reading ‘khatara’ – meaning ‘dangerous’ in Nepali – was found at Madan Sundar Shrestha’s residence at 5 am in Gathaghar.
Nepal Army’s bomb disposal squad defused the bomb, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shyam Babu Oliya of Metropolitan Police Circle, Thimi.
Shrestha termed the discovery of a bomb at his residence ‘anarchic’ and a conspiracy to disrupt the elections. The mayoral candidate urged the voters to not get distracted by such incidents and vote in a peaceful manner.