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Maoist Center Vice Chairman Mahara arrested from Kapilvastu in connection with gold smuggling – myRepublica

KATHMANDU, March 18: Police have arrested Krishna Bahadur Mahara, vice chairman of the ruling CPN (Maoist Center). According to police sources, he was arrested from Pakadi of Kapilvastu.

Police arrested Mahara after the high-level probe commission formed under the chairmanship of former judge Dilliraj Acharya to investigate gold smuggling recommended action against Mahara in a gold smuggling case.

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane had earlier directed law enforcement agencies to take prompt action against Mahara, who is also a former Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Home Secretary Ek Narayan Aryal, Inspector General of Police Basanta Kunwar and head of the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police Shyam Gyawali requested immediate implementation of the recommendation of the Probe Commission on Gold Smuggling and instructed police to arrest Mahara.

Preparations are underway to bring Mahara who was apprehended in Pakadi of Kapilvastu, to Kathmandu.

Mahara was arrested this morning in connection with a gold smuggling case. Upon reaching Pakadi at 9AM, police had heightened surveillance against him. Sources said that upon crossing Pakadi, Mahara promptly switched vehicles in an attempt to evade arrest.

Following his arrest in Kapilvastu , Mahara stated he was en route to Dang. However, sources suggest he might have attempted to hide somewhere near Parasi and then cross the international border on a motorcycle.

A chaos had ensued upon receiving a message from Kapilvastu  police about Mahara’s attempted escape.

Home Minister Lamichhane had instructed law enforcement agencies to take action upon learning of Mahara’s alleged attempt to flee to India.

CPN (Maoist Center) Vice Chairman Krishna Bahadur Mahara will be produced before court today.

According to police sources, preparations are being made to produce Mahara, who was arrested from Kapilvastu, in court today.

Mahara, who was brought to Kathmandu through Bhairahawa Airport earlier today, has been taken directly to the Central Investigation  Bureau (CIB) from Tribhuvan Airport for questioning. He was taken to CIB office by SSP Dinesh Acharya.

Mahara was arrested today at 9 AM from Kapilvastu. He was brought to Kathmandu by Yeti Airlines flight at 9:50 AM today.

The police arrested Mahara after the commission formed under the chairmanship of former judge Dilli Raj Acharya to investigate the control of illegal gold smuggling.

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane on Sunday morning instructed to take action against Mahara, who is also the former speaker.

Home Secretary Ek Narayan Aryal, Inspector General of Police Basanta Kunwar and Head of CIB of Nepal Police Shyam Gyawali requested immediate implementation of the report of the probe committee on gold smuggling and instructed them to arrest Mahara.


 

 




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