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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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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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