BIRATNGAR — The District Court, Morang has sent main accused of gold smuggling and murder, Chudamani Upreti aka Gore, after recording his statement, to judicial custody at District Prison, Morang on Sunday.
A single bench of Judge Narayan Prasad Sharma took a decision to this effect after recording Upreti’s statement for four days since Wednesday.
Gore has denied involvement in Sanam Shakya’s murder, however, admitted torturing Shakya while searching for 33-kg-gold that never reached its intended destination leading to Shakya’s murder followed by series of arrests.
Moreover, Gore in his statement to District Court Morang, has said that politicians and high level police officers also played a part in smuggling gold without revealing names of the politicians involved.
“I had served only as an aide, working in lower rung, in the smugglers’ hierarchy,” Gore stated, “Facts behind gold smuggling will unravel after kingpins, high level police officers and big-name politicians are arrested.”
Gore, while accusing on-the-run and suspended Senior Superintendent of Police, Shyam Khatri of playing a major part,said that Khatri made arrangements with police officials including former DIG Govinda Niraula who is in judicial custody at Eastern Regional Prison, Jhumka.
Gore also said that Khatri, who used to haul the smuggled gold outside the airport in his vehicle with help from Bishnu Bahadur Khadka and Ambar Bahadur Thapa Magar, used to take Rs 50,000 per kg of gold that came out from the airport, illegally.
Prior to this, 28 other accused including SSP Dinesh Lohani were sent to judicial custody at Eastern Regional Prison, Jhumka.Follow @gorkhapost
Bijaya Dashami today
KATHMANDU- Today, Hindus across the country are observing Bijaya Dashami today.
The 10th day of Bada Dashain is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm by receiving ‘tika’ and ‘jamara’ and blessings from elders.
Although the auspicious hour or the Mul Sait for receiving ‘Devi Prasad’ has been fixed at 9:51 am, the entire day after the immersion of the Goddess is auspicious for that purpose.
The worship of Durga Bhawani at Dashainghars over nine days concludes formally on the day of Bijaya Dashami after the Abhishek or sprinkling of holy water takes place marking the beginning of tika.
People receive tika and jamara till the full moon day. Tika and jamara are considered the auspicious blessings of the goddess Nava Durga and they signify prosperity.
It is believed that one need not seek an auspicious hour if one undertakes any new assignment, campaign or journey on the auspicious day of Bijaya Dashami.
The Vijaya Dashami festival is celebrated in commemoration of the victory of truth over evil and the victory of divine forces over demonic forces.