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Traffic resumes at Narayangadh-Muglin road section

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KATHMANDU — The vehicular movement along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section resumed after landslide debris was removed from Khalikhola area.

The landslide struck at 4:00 am blocking traffic movement and was cleared at 7:30 am. The road has started resuming from both the side, Chitwan’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Basanta Bahadur Kunwar said.

The vehicles that were stranded for at least two hours have headed to their destinations, police said. More than 7,000 vehicles pass by this section of the highway every day.

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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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