INARUWA— Property worth around Rs 14 million turned into ashes when a fire engulfed a store of paddy and jute at Koshi Rural Municipality-1, Laukahi on Sunday.
The fire that broke out at the store of Trilochan Bhatta, a local, gutted 450 quintals paddy and 200,000 kg jute and caused partial damages to the store house, shared Rajan Adhikari, Superintendant of Police at Sunsari District Police Office.
The inferno was taken under control with the help of fire engines from Duhabi, Inruwa Municipality and Itahari sub-metropolis.
Reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained and investigation into the fire incident is underway, police said.
Official nabbed red-handed with bribe money
MAHOTTARI— A first class non-gazatted official working at Land Revenue Office in Mahottari was held red-handed along with Rs 10,000 in bribe money.
Nayab Subba Dhak Bahadur Karki was held by a team of the anti-graft body Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Saturday afternoon. He is charged of accepting bribe money from a service seeker while managing documents in regard to land.
The CIAA Office based in Bardibas said that Karki would be booked as per the Corruption Control Act.
It is said that Nayab Subba Karki was transferred to the Mahottari Land Revenue Office just some months ago.