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Govt forms 5-member committee to probe Khursid’s murder

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KATHMANDU — The government has formed a 5-member committee led by an SSP Kishor Dahal to investigate into the murder of Khursid Ansari,the operator and principal of Raiyab Boarding School at Harinagar, Sunsari.

Other members include SP Ramesh Kumar Thamsu (APF), Tulsi Prasai (Deputy Director, National Investigation Department) Rabindra Acharya (under-secretary, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law) and Rajan Pandey, administrative officer of Sunsari.

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The team will be required to present its report on the case within 15 days.

An unidentified persons, suspected of Indian nationals came in motorcycle with Indian number plate, had shot Ansari on Thursday.

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Dolpa Ward Chairman held on charge of idol theft

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DOLPA — Karma Gurung, Chairman of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality-5 in Upper Dolpa, was arrested on charge of idol theft from Kathmandu. A team of police personnel from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested Gurung from Bauddha in the capital city.

Police said that Ward Chairman Karma was held for allegedly stealing Buddha idols from Rahap Monastery situated in She-Phoksundo Rural Municipality-4.

Gurung, an independent candidate, was elected the ward chair in the recent local level elections but later joined the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) after the unification of two communist parties.

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Likewise, Ukren Pasang Gurung, 41, and Pasang Lundup Gurung of She-phoksundo Rural Municipality; Jhyampachhuldim Lama, 41, and Tshering Dawa Gurung, 43, of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality were also held from a special team of CIB.

Asked about the arrest of ward chairman, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Dolpa District Police Office Awadesh Bista confirmed Karma Gurung’s arrest on charge of idol theft and added that further investigations were ongoing.

A total of 42 Buddha’s idols were stolen from Rahap Monastery some eight years ago but the locals had noticed the issue just some four months ago.

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