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5 police officials investigating Nirmala Panta rape and murder case suspended

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KATHMANDU — Ministry of Home Affairs has suspended five police officials including two Deputy Superintended of Police (DSP) who were investigating rape and murder of 13 years old Nirmala Panta in Kanchanpur for gross negligence in the case.

Those suspended officials are then spokesperson of Kanchanpur District Police Office Gyan Bahadur Sethi, CBI’s DSP Angur GC, two police inspectors Jagadish Bhatta and Yekendra Khadka and one Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Ram Singh Dhami,according to statement released by the ministry.

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The MoH has already suspended Superintendent of Police Dilliraj Bishta last week.

The decision was taken on Saturday after high level investigation committee led by Joint-secretary Hari Prasad Mainali submitted its preliminary report to Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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