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33 kg gold smuggling case: Mastermind ‘Gore’ arrested

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KATHMANDU — Police has arrested Chudamani Upreti aka Gore, the alleged mastermind behind 33 kg gold smuggling case.

He will be made public amid a press meet this afternoon, police said. Police sources said that Gore was arrested on Monday but did not reveal from where he was arrested.

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police on January 5, 2017 had confiscated 33kg gold from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). But the gold mysteriously disappeared from Kathmandu before reaching its intended destination.

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The smuggling case drew much public attention after the murder of Sanam Shakya, an alleged porter of the smmuggled gold. Shakya was tortured to death in Urlabari on March 2 and his body was recovered from a vehicle (Ba 12 Cha 5963) in Biratnagar the following day. Police said electric shock was the cause of Shakya’s death.

Gore, son of a former police official, who originally hails from Urlabari municipality, Morang, is a mastermind behind the 33 kg gold smuggling.

The District Attorney’s Office, Morang, has filed a charge sheet at the Morang District Court against 63 suspects.

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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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