KATHMANDU — Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun returned home on Thursday evening concluding his week-long official visit to China.
VP Pun, who left for China on June 10, attended the fourth China-South Asian Fair and 24th Kunming Export Import Trade Fair there.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli got VP Pun at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa, Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai, Minister for Home Affairs Shakti Bahadur Basnet were also present on the occasion.
Similarly, Chief Secretary Somlal Subedi, Heads of the diplomatic missions in Nepal and their officials, secretaries of the government of Nepal, Chiefs of security bodies- Nepal Police, the Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department- were also at the Airport to receive VP Pun.
A contingent of Nepal Army presented a guard of honor to the VP.
Two held on charge of girls trafficking
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.Follow @gorkhapost