Popular comic duo Sitaram Kattel ‘Dhurmus’ and Kunjana Ghimire ‘Suntali’ have halted the building of Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium in Bharapur of Chitwan after locals’ obstruction.

A group of locals on Wednesday morning had removed the wire fence of the undertaking website online stressful that the construction be halted till the venture allocate some land to construct and amplify a road.

Following the incident, Dhurmus Suntali Foundation determined to halt the ongoing development works citing lack of security, in accordance to Dhurmus, chairman of the Foundation.

Meanwhile, police arrested 17 folks on the cost of obstructing the development works. The arrestees consists of Prakash Kandel, a local leader of the Nepal Communist Party. He is said to be a mastermind behind the vandalism.

Kandel is said to be loyal to Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa. He used to issue threats to police personnel also, in accordance to police.

Chief of the District Police Office, Dan Bahadur Malla, says Kandel was once arrested last night.

Police say they are but to interrogate Kandel. The regulation enforcers consider that a case can be filed in opposition to him on the charge of vandalising public property and issuing threats.