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6 women rescued from Gadda Chouki

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KANCHANPUR —Six women were rescued while heading to India via the western transit route at Gadda Chouki from a suspected human trafficking racket on Saturday.

The rescue operation was carried out jointly by Maiti Nepal Kanchanpur and the police. Three women from Dhading, two from Myagdi and one from Kathmandu were allegedly headed for Kuwait and Iraq via India, Maiti Nepal Kanchanpur Coordinator Maheshwori Bhatta said.

“They were heading towards India on a jeep with Indian registration number plate, so we rescued them from possible danger,” she said. The rescued women’s ages range from 20 to 30 years.

The police have detained Mai Bahadur Tamang, 50, who was escorting the women to New Delhi, the capital of India. The police have launched further investigation into the case. The women are currently with Maiti Nepal.

A rescued woman shared that they were charged Rs 75,000 to 80,000 by brokers in Kathmandu for arranging the trip. Maiti Nepal Kanchanpur has rescued 46 children and women within the past four weeks alone.

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Notorious criminal Manoj Pun killed in police encounter

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Notorious criminal Manoj Pun killed in police encounter

RUPANDEHI — Notorious criminal Manoj Pun has been killed in an encounter with the police in Devdaha of Rupandehi early Wednesday morning, police said.

Along with Pun, his aid Som Ale also killed in the firing, Rupandehi SP Shyam Gyawali said. Both succumbed to their injuries at Lumbini Zonal Hospital while undergoing treatment.

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According to the police, Pun was the main accused in the murder case of Youth Force leader Durga Tiwari. Tiwari was shot dead in Rupandehi district. He was also allegedly involved in the recent murder of businessman Sharad Gauchan.

Pun along with his aide Som Bahadur Ale was shot at after the duo opened fired at and tried to escape the police, the police said.

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