Nepali man nabbed from Indian forest

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 27, 2017-

Indian forest officers on Wednesday arrested a Nepali man for his alleged involvement in cutting bamboo trees at a forest in India.

Following the arrest, Radhe Shyam Godiya, a resident of Gulariya-1, Baridya, was sent to a jail the same day.

According to Godariya’s brother Niranjan, an Indian forest officer of India’s Uttar Pradesh Katarniyaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Munsi Pandit, had lured Godiya into cutting bamboo trees from the Indian forest.

Niranjan further accused the Indian officers of demanding bribe from Godiya and upon his failure to provide the bribe money he was sent to Baharaich Jail on charges related to forest. “My brother was forced sign in a paper related to forest encroachment,” said Niranjan.

Nepal police DSP Bharat Bahadur Bohara said that Indian forest officer had informed him that Godiya was caught red-handed while he was cutting bamboo trees.

DSP Bohara said they are investigating into the case. 

Published: 27-04-2017 19:50

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