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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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Woman killed in Bajura house collapse

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BAJURA — A woman was killed after a house collapse in Budhiganga Municipality-1 of Bajura district on Friday night.

The house belonging to Nande Pari collapsed due to incessant rain at Makka has last night killing 45-year-old Kala Pari, according to Bajura District Police Office.

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Three other houses have also collapsed at Saudwada of the same ward due to the incessant rain. However, no human casualties have been reported, police said.

Likewise, the torrential rain have damaged several houses and posed the risk of landslides to others, informed police.

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