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3 held with 18 kg of gold

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MELAMCHI — Police on Friday arrested three persons possessing 18 kg gold being carried to Kathmandu in Sindhupalchok district.

The confiscated haul is worth around Rs 87.19 million as per the current price rate in Nepali market.

A police team deployed from the Barhabise Area Police Post nabbed them from the car which had left the Nepal-China border of Tatopani for the Capital.

While police stopped and checked the car along the Araniko Highway, the bullion was recovered in the four-wheeler (Ba 9 Cha 1463).

Consequently, police also arrested Sangbo Sherpa and Mingmar Sherpa from Tatopani-3 and Bimala Thapa from Melamchi-8.

The alleged smugglers have been kept at the Barhabise Police Post for further investigation.


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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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