Five girls, who were being trafficked to India through Sunauli border on temptation of engaging them in employment in Kolkata, have been rescued.
KI Nepal Rupandehi – an organization working against human and girls trafficking – has informed that they have rescued five Nepali girls being trafficked to India via Sunauli checkpoint from Belahiya border area.
The girls were supposed to pass through the border in a private jeep.
KI Nepal Chief Tara Sapkota said that the girls were rescued while Manoj Setthi, hailing from Kolkata and now living in Kathmandu, was taking them to India on temptation of employment.
Among the rescued, two are from Chitwan, one from Dang, one from Sindhupalchowk and one from Sikkim, India but has been living in Kathmandu since long.
She said that trafficker fled the scene when they began an interrogation with the girls.
Three arrested with tiger hides
KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.
The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.
All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.Follow @gorkhapost