KATHMANDU — Police have arrested an alleged mastermind behind the 88 kg gold smuggling case from Swayambhu of the Capital.
The arrestee has been identified as Man Bahadur Tamang of Rasuwa. A police team deployed from Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) has arrested him on Monday.
Tamang, the Chairman of Nepal-Kerung Business Association, is in the name list from Nepali Congress under proportional representation for upcoming elections to the House of Representatives.
On September 4, a police team deputed from the MPCD had confiscated 88kg gold worth over Rs 340 million from Chhetrapati in the Capital. Police had arrested Manoj Adhikari of Makawanpur, driver of a Tata Storme jeep which was ferrying the gold, the same day.
Police claimed that Chinese smugglers, who are on the large, used to smuggle precious yellow metal to Kathmandu with the help of Tamang.
Then on September 6, police had apprehended two drivers — Dilip Khadka and Dampa Tamang — for their alleged involvement in assisting to smuggle the gold. Khadka was rounded up from Rasuwa and Tamang from Syaphrubesi.
Later, police arrested Subha Ratna Shakya, Nanda Kumar Margala,Satya Narayan Agrawal, Ganeshdutta Badu and Dinkar Salukhe from Kathmandu in connection with the same case.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.