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Former ANFA Gen Secy Shahi arrested on fraud charge

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KATHMANDU — Former General Secretary of All Nepal Football Association and Chairperson of Nepal Ice Hockey Association Lok Bahadur Shahi has been arrested by the Metropolitan Crime Division on Thursday for duping Rs 10 million from various people.

A team deployed from MPCD arrested Shahi from Kathmandu after receivisn the complaints against him from different people, said SSP Dinesh Amatya.

Shahi, who is also the former goalkeeper of national football team, has been accused of taking money from more than 25 people assuring them of sending to Canada through an organization called ‘Sports for All’.

“Some of the victims have provided us the receipt provided by Shahi. We can see he had collected Rs 500,000 to Rs 700,000 from an individual telling them he would send them Canada,” said SSP Amatya.

SSP Amatya said that the number of complaints may increase after they came to know that police is taking action against Shahi.

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Indian truck driver held with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium

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KATHMANDU — The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested an Indian truck driver with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium from Kalanki on Sunday.

NCB, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the Indian truck with registration number WB 23 B 5885 and assrested Meraz Alam, 25, of Bihar. The truck, which entered Nepal from India yesterday offloaded a consignment of maize in Hetauda of Makwanpur and headed to Dhading to load the hashish and opium provided by local racketeers, according to police.

The drugs were concealed in two false compartment made in cargo space of the truck.

Police said that, Alam allegedly used the truck to smuggle drugs to India for long time.

Meanwhile, the narco police had launched an investigation to ascertain the racketeer who supplied the hard drugs to Indian smugglers.

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