Dacoits Loot Rs 2m
Rautahat, October 25-A gang of armed dacoits looted cash and goods worth Rs 2 million from around two dozen houses in Dumariya (Matiaun) VDC of Rautahat district last night. Two persons, including a woman, were injured when the dacoits fired at them during the looting. They are undergoing treatment at the Primary Health Centre in Chandranigahapur and are out of danger, SP Bir Bahadur Pulami said.
According to the security base camp at Chandranigahapur, the group of around 60 dacoits had taken ward no 1 and 3 of the VDC under their control. They looted cash and property worth Rs 2 million from the houses of Bijay Singh, Baleshar Pande, Ramananda Chaudhari, Tara Devi Karna, Nagendra Shah and from jewellery shop owned by Bikram BK in Bazaar Tole-1.
Similarly, the dacoits looted jewellery, cash and other goods from 17 houses of Baderwa Tole in Ward No 3, the victims said.SP Pulami said all the dacoits had carried weapons. A search for the looters is on, he said.However, DSP Ganesh Bahadur Yer said they are yet to get the details about the incident.
Meanwhile, A person looted Rs 615,000 from the Rastriya Bima Sansthan in Singha Durbar at gunpoint this afternoon even as he was arrested with some of the looted amount in no time.
Rajesh Deula of Jhelukhel in Bhaktapur-11 came on a motorbike and looted the amount by taking insurance company officials under control. He had carried two pen guns and a country-made gun with him.
The looter a former supervisor of sweepers at the Kathmandu Metropolitan City shot and injured a guard, Bayan Bahadur Karki, when the latter tried to take him under control. However, another security guard, Khem Raj Adhikari, managed to hold him after he fell off his bike. Adhikari hit the looter with a stone while he was fleeing.The looter was taken to the Singha Durbar Ward Police Station later. Further investigation is underway.
The Narcotics and Drugs Control Unit (NDCU) detained the drug peddlers with the international contraband from a place adjacent to Shahanshah hotel located at Dhapasi, Kathmandu, according to our correspondent Jitendra Shah.
Those detained are Udagen Lama, 42 of Gorkha, Arjun Blon,22 and Sukraj Ale of Makawanpur-9.The contraband of 50 kgs was hidden inside a sack.
According to NDCU chief Hemant Malla, an additional 6.4 kgs was found in the apartment of Lama who was residing at Metropolitan-15.
Earlier, Lama had been arrested by Hong Kong police for peddling 600grams of white heroin and had returned to Nepal after spending five years in jail.