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6 Including Loot movie producer Wagle arrested with fake Nepali currency

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KATHAMANDU — The Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu has arrested six people including Madhav Wagle, producer of most popular Nepali movie ‘Loot’, with fake Nepali currency worth Rs 20.52 million on Wednesday.

A police team deployed from the Range, has arrested Wagle with the fake notes from his room in Chardhunga, KMC-1. He is also the owner of Princes Movies Pvt. Ltd.

Walge is producer of popular Nepali movises such as Loot 2, First Love, Resham Filili among others. Arrested Wagle,however, said that fake Nepali notes were printed for his upcoming movie Changa Chet.

Other arrestees have been identified as Sujit Tamang, 24, and Sajan Tamang, 19, of Sindhuli, presently living at Lubhu, Lalitpur; Mahendra Bogati, 24, of Surkhet, currently residing in Kathmandu; Prakash Subedi of Dhading and currently residing at Chabahil and Bikesh Napit; owner of Bholebaba Printing Press, of Bhaktapur-8.

They were arrested from various places of the Kathmandu Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday. Police made public the fake notes by organising a press conference in the Capital this afternoon.

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Police confiscated Rs 26.63 million from their possession, SSP Bishwa Raj Pokhrel, Chief at the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, said.

According to a preliminary investigation, Bogati had gone to Sumadhur Café in Mitranagar, KMC-26 to have lunch on Tuesday.

The café owner informed the Metropolitan Police Circle, Gongabu, after Bogati used a fake note to pay his bill. Later, police recovered Rs 120,000 fake notes from his possession.

Based on his information, police raided the rooms of Sujit and Sajan and recovered Rs 743,000. During the investigation, police carried out a raid at the room of Wagle and recovered Rs 20.52 million. The confiscated notes were in denomination of Rs 1000.

While searching for the fake notes printing press, police apprehended Prakash Subedi, owner of Bagbazaar-based Nawajyoti Printing Press and Bikesh Napit, owner of Jaya Bholebaba Printing Press.

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Govt committed to develop Tarai region : PM Oli

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JANAKPUR — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed the need to revolutionize and modernize the agriculture sector in Province 2.

Addressing the the provincial assembly of Province 2 in Janakpur on Saturday, PM Oli said that doing so would help to increase production by as much as four times.

On the occasion, PM Oli said that he is committed to develop Tarai region of Nepal.

He also expressed the federal government’s commitment to bring necessary changes and support the provincial government to meet its goals and urged provincial ministers and parliamentarians to put forward favorable plans and policies to modernize agriculture, one of the major sources of employment in the country.

PM Oli said that a ship that will leave from Nepal to Kolkata of India will be operated from Province 2 He further said that the ship will be operated from three rivers of Nepal soon.

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He further said that the Postal Highway will be completed within the next five years. Stating that he has a good relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PM Oli said that the relationship between two countries would be strengthened further.

Oli also highlighted the benefits of cross border connectivity through trains and highways that would help to strengthen trade relationships with both the neighbors while increasing people-to-people relationship.

As soon as the meeting began at Province Assembly, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) lawmakers Bisheshwor Prasad Yadav, Upendra Mahato and Gauri Narayan Sah boycotted the meeting and walked out of the hall.

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