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Nepal and Greece police together rescue abducted Nepali in Greece

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KATHMANDU — Police of Nepal and Greece jointly rescued a Nepali man from grasps of abductors in Athens of Greece recently.

According to Nepal Police, the 24-year-old Nepali national Krishna Gurung was rescued who was recently abducted by the group of seven including two Nepalis, three Bangladeshis, an Indian and a Pakistani national.

Gurung ,a permanent resident of Oringa, Chainpur Municipality-1 of Sankhuwasabha district, was living in Thessaloniki city of Greece for last two years on a job while he had gone to Athens in March last week, police investigations revealed.

Gurung was rescued by the Crime against Life and Property Investigation Sub-Division of Greek Police on April 13 in the wake of getting information from the Nepal Police Central Investigation Bureau through the Interpol.

According to Nepal Police, a Nepali woman named Aaiti Ghale (31) had masterminded the crime while another Nepali Dal Thapa Tamang (35), Indian national Jamal Kazi (27), Bangladeshi Mammun Mullah (28) and Pakistani Monsoor Ahmed (32) had worked as accomplices to carry out the abduction. All of them were arrested from Athens.

Police rescued Grunug in a condition that his hands and legs were tied while there were wounds on head and other body parts at the time he was rescued from Kypseli area of the Greek Capital, according to police.

Nepal Police in the statement on Thursday said Gurung had informed his brother Chandra Prasad that he was abducted, on March 30.

Then, the CIB here had immediately relayed the information to Greek Police via the Interpol.

Besides tipping-off the Greek security agency about the incident, the CIB also collected information about the victim in a close connection with the family members and forwarded it to Athens.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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