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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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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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