LAHAN—Six persons along with 1.757 kgs of gold has been arrested by armed police force team from Ghurmi bridge in ward no. 1 of Golbazaar Municipality.
They were arrested during a regular checking of a Jeep with Indian registration number BR32PA4644 on its way to Kathmandu.
According to DSP Ajaya Chattkulli, Mohammad Riyaj,32, Mohammad Hakim,42, Mohammad Amirul,28, Mohammad Rehman,24, and Kaiyun Rahim,45, of Lahan municipality-19 in the district and Mohammad Afroj,18, of ward no. 3 of Khadka municipality in Saptari district were arrested.
Driver Riyaj was arrested with four sets of bangles and three raw pieces of the yellow metal while Amirul and Kaiyum possessed one bangle each. Police also found Rs. 34,500 in cash and six sets of mobile telephones from them.
Further investigation is underway to find the origin of the yellow metal and necessary action against those arrested for holding it illegally.
Official nabbed red-handed with bribe money
MAHOTTARI— A first class non-gazatted official working at Land Revenue Office in Mahottari was held red-handed along with Rs 10,000 in bribe money.
Nayab Subba Dhak Bahadur Karki was held by a team of the anti-graft body Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Saturday afternoon. He is charged of accepting bribe money from a service seeker while managing documents in regard to land.
The CIAA Office based in Bardibas said that Karki would be booked as per the Corruption Control Act.
It is said that Nayab Subba Karki was transferred to the Mahottari Land Revenue Office just some months ago.