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JHAPA— Police have arrested two persons with explosive materials, weapons and drugs from Kakadvitta in Jhapa.

Bishal Limbu and Anup Urau of Mechinagar-6 were held during a security check, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Jitendra Kumar Basnet.

“Illegal drugs were found from a Bolero jeep with Indian number plate, which later led to the recovery of other weapons and explosive materials from the house of Limbu,” said Basnet.

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Other recovered materials include letters of appreciation belonging to Sanghiya Limbuwan Rajya Parishad, an outfit operating in the east, a stamp pad, punching machines, two citizenship certificates issued in the name of Bala Subba and Sitaram Angdembe, driving licenses issued in the name of Dal Bahadur Thapa, Bala Subba and Buddha Man Limbu and two mobile phone sets.

 

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Dolpa Ward Chairman held on charge of idol theft

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DOLPA — Karma Gurung, Chairman of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality-5 in Upper Dolpa, was arrested on charge of idol theft from Kathmandu. A team of police personnel from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested Gurung from Bauddha in the capital city.

Police said that Ward Chairman Karma was held for allegedly stealing Buddha idols from Rahap Monastery situated in She-Phoksundo Rural Municipality-4.

Gurung, an independent candidate, was elected the ward chair in the recent local level elections but later joined the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) after the unification of two communist parties.

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Likewise, Ukren Pasang Gurung, 41, and Pasang Lundup Gurung of She-phoksundo Rural Municipality; Jhyampachhuldim Lama, 41, and Tshering Dawa Gurung, 43, of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality were also held from a special team of CIB.

Asked about the arrest of ward chairman, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Dolpa District Police Office Awadesh Bista confirmed Karma Gurung’s arrest on charge of idol theft and added that further investigations were ongoing.

A total of 42 Buddha’s idols were stolen from Rahap Monastery some eight years ago but the locals had noticed the issue just some four months ago.

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