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2 held for Dreams movie piracy

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KATHMANDU — Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in piracy of Nepali movie ‘Dreams’ on Wednesday.

The Metropolitan Police Crime Division said on statement release yesterday that police had swung into action after complaints were filed with police by the movie’s copyright holder among others that some persons illegally made copies of the movie and made a loss of Rs 10.35 million.

Police have arrested Chandra Labaju, 21, from Tapachal-3 of Bhaktapur district and Bidhan Gurung, 21, from Bhairahawa-13 of Rupandehi district from the office of Highlights Nepal Pvt Ltd in Kathmandu.

Taking an action into the complaints filed by Highlights Nepal Pvt Ltd and Super Kajal Films Pvt Ltd as well as a letter from the Nepal Film Artists’ Association, police made the arrest, the statement said.

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Two held on charge of girls trafficking

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BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.

The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.

The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.

Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.

It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.

The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.

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