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4 including Tarun Dal cadre held for extortion

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KATHMANDU — Four persons including the cadres of TArun Dal, the youth organisation of Nepal Congress, on the charge of extorting businessmen by issuing death threats from Kathmandu.

The suspects have been identified as Chet Bahadur Gurung, 40, of Ajirkot Rural Municipality-4, of Gorkha, Som Bahadur Gurung, 28, of Sulikot Rural Municipality-4, Bir Bahadur Gurung, 38, of Siranchok Rural Municipality-8, and Sunil Dhakal, of Sulikot-4,according to the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) .

A police team deployed from the CIB of Nepal Police nabbed them for allegedly demanding Rs 20 million from the businesspersons posing themselves as the cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal.

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Chet Bahadur is aligned with Tarun Dal.

Claiming themselves as the cadres of Communist Party of Nepal, the arrestees had demanded Rs 20 million from real state entrepreneur Hari Prasad Sapkota, of Sulikot Rural Municipaliuty-8, currently residing at Khusibu, Nayabazaar, KMC-16, and other entrepreneurs through phone. They had also issued death threats to businessmen if they did not provide them money, police said.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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