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Police open fire to nab gangster

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KATHMANDU — Police opened fire at a famous gangster, Jaswant Rai, and took him under control from Bijulibazaar of Kathmandu on Thursday.

Rai, who has been accused of over twelve burglaries and was on the run, had attempted to run away after seeing the police team from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division, as per police.

Based on complaints that Rai had been extorting people in Bijulibazaar area for the past many years, a police team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) opened fire and took him under control, MPCD Chief SSP Sarvendra Khanal said.

The incident occurred at around 12 noon. Rai was warned against running away before he was shot at. The police shot at Rai after he tried to hit the policemen with an iron rod, said SSP Khanal .

He is receiving treatment the Bir Hospital.

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‘C’ Division League Football tournament set for February

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KATHMANDU— The Martyrs Memorial ‘C’ Division League Football Championship is set to take place in the third week of February 2019.

On Thursday the meeting held between the representatives of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and ‘C’ Division clubs at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Lalitpur set the date for the tournament, shared ANFA Spokesperson Kiran Rai.

League Director Sanjeeb Mishra said, “The ANFA and Club’s representatives have agreed to conduct the competition in the final week of February (second week of Falgun). We will finalize the specific date for the tournament in near future”.

Eleven ‘C’ Division clubs will take part in the Division League.

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