Kathmandu, Feb 3 (PTI) Five student leaders in Nepal have been arrested for their alleged involvement in torching a government vehicle during a protest by a student wing of opposition Nepali Congress against the misuse of government vehicles.

The Nepal Student Union cadres on Saturday took the vehicle of Chief of Education Department at Pokhara Metropolis under control and torched it as part of their protest to restrict government vehicles from plying on road on holidays.

The agitating student cadres dragged the driver from the vehicle, poured petrol and torched it.

The arrested student leaders include Nepal Student Union president of Pokhara University Rajendra Baral, officials said.

NSU central member Bhanu Dhakal said that the misuse of government vehicles has increased in the recent time, and the student body has started a campaign to control the practice.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.