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UDMF, govt involved in smuggling, says Matrika Yadav

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BIRGUNJ — CPN Maoist Coordinator Matrika Yadav charged that the government and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front were involved in smuggling instead of resolving the ongoing crisis of Tarai-Madhes region due to the agitation.

The UDMF leaders were behind massive smuggling (of fuel and daily essentials) after they sat for dharna to obstruct Nepal-India border in Birgunj, claimed Yadav, who is also the leader of Sanyukta Madhesi Rastriya Andolan Samiti.

Addressing a mass meeting at Ghantaghar area of Birgunj, Yadav said that the both sides are staging a drama though five months have passed since the start of the agitation.

The government and the UDMF polarised the people of Pahad and Madhes respectively, and promoted smuggling and mafiadom in the country, according to him.

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Three arrested with tiger hides

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KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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