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Biplab-led CPN student leaders held with explosives

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SINDHULI — Police here have arrested two student leaders of the Netra Bikram Chand Biplab-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) with a cache of explosives from Hariharpurgadhi-6 in Sindhuli district on Friday.

The arrestees have been identified as Rajan Basnet of Mithila Municipality-10 in Dhanusha and Purna Bahadur Bhujel of Hariharpurgadhi Rural Municipality-7 in Sindhuli were held with the explosives, according to police.

Basnet is the central member, while Bhujel is the Sindhuli chairman of the student organisation affiliated to the CPN. The police made public them amid a press meet on Saturday.

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Police have seized 57 gelatins, three detonators, two digital multi-metres, two metres date cord wire, a pair of scissors and some documents from them. Police aslo seized a Pulsar motorcycle (Ba 38 Pa 4286) used by the suspects.

Police claimed that the CPN had been using seven Kattha of land near Kalilek forest on the border between Sindhuli and Sarlahi districts as the outfit’s ‘military training centre’.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Binod Sharma quoted the detainees as saying that Biplab laid the foundation stone to construct the training centre and conferred 150 people who passed the training 10 days ago.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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