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Suspended MP Sanjay Sah brought to Janakpur for Singhaniya murder probe

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JANAKPUR — Suspended lawmaker Sanjay Sah on Tuesday was brought to Janakpur from the Capital after Chandra Deep Yadav, alleged mastermind behind the murder, spoke of his role on murdering of media entrepreneur Arun Singhaniya.

Shah, who was accused of implanting a bomb in Janakpurdham in 2012, killing five persons, was drawn into the investigation into another yet-to-be-solved crime, murder of Singhaniya.

Singhaniya, who was the director of Janakpur Today Communications Group, was shot dead at Shiva Chowk in Janakpur on March 1, 2010.

Yadav was arrested last week.

Yadav told police that Sah, not him, was the person who arranged the crime, police said.

The suspended lawmaker was kept in the judicial custody in Kathmandu to probe into the bomb explosion.

Sah is also a convict of two criminal cases — arms and ammunition case and public offence case.

Sah had won the second Constituent Assembly election from Dhanusha-4 representing the Sadbhawana Party. His membership in the Parliament, however, was suspended after police accused him of the explosion and the Court subsequently sent him to the judicial custody, in May 2014.

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Two held on charge of girls trafficking

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BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.

The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.

The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.

Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.

It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.

The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.

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