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Youth held with silver and gold worth Rs 2.4 million

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GAUSHALA — The Armed Police Force (APF) last night has arrested a youth trying to smuggle gold and silver worth Rs 2.4 million to India through Matihani municipality in Mahottari district.

Dipendra Thakur, 24, of Janakpur Sub Metropolitan City–4 was arrested during a checking, according to Superintendent of Police (SP) Murari Basnet of APF Border Security Office at Jalsagar, Mahottari.

The APF team led by Inspector Umesh Ale Magar waylaid a bike with Indian registration plate no B R 07 AB 4918 at Awarchowk of Matihani–3 under suspicion at 8 am and found the consignment of precious metal hidden in it. Thakur was smuggling the gold to Madhubani district in Bihar, India.

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Police confiscated Rs 2.4 million worth of 20 kilos of silver and 200 grams of gold, Basnet said. The police also seized the motorbike and a mobile set from the youth. Thakur has been sent to the Revenue Investigation Regional Office, Pathalaiya for legal action.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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