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5 Nepalis held for using fake Indian Currency notes

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NAUTANUWA — Indian police have detained five Nepali teachers on Wednesday at Nautanuwa in India on suspicion of having fake Indian cash with a face value of IRs 4,000.

It is learnt that, Ambika Prasad Ghimire, Krishna Chandra Sapkota,Jibakhar Dhakal, Achyut Ghimire and Shivabhakta Pandit, teachers at Yuba Secondary School in Chitwan Municipality-12, were arrested while they were purchasing gifts for their family at the town in Uttar Pradesh town bordering Nepal on April 11.

They had exchanged the Indian notes with a local agent in Chitwan, as it is learnt.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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