ITAHARI — Police have busted a fraud racket involved in intoxicating the people before robbing them off gold jewelry.
Santosh Shrestha, 49, and Raj Kumar Shrestha, 40, from Urlabari and Sanju Sharma, 20, of Babiya in Sunsari were arrested by the Area Police Office, Itahari for cheating more than a dozen people at different times in Itahari, Dharan and Damak, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Om Prasad Sharma, briefed at a press conference.
The DSP said the three have confessed to the crime and the police have confiscated the fake gold jewellery used by the racket in the stealing the real jewellery.
The arrestees will be tried under the theft and fraud offences Act. Half a dozen victims have already identified the three as the same persons who had swindled them.
Mid-Hill highway opens door of prosperity: Minister Adhikari
GALKOT- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Mid-Hill highway had opened the door of prosperity.
He added that the highway was easing the transportation service of the hilly people.
Inaugurating the Badigad Festival and Nwagi Fair-2075 BS here in Baglung district on Saturday, Minister Adhikari stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures to strengthen the nationality and create harmony among the people.
The festival organizer committee coordinator Tika Paija shared that the festival was organized to preserve domestic culture and promote local tourism.
The festival will run until November 25.