Tarun Dal cadre among four arrested for extortion

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 13, 2018-

Police have arrested four persons from Kathmandu on the charge of extorting businessmen.

A team from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police nabbed them for allegedly demanding Rs20 million from businesspersons posing as cadres of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal.

According to the CIB, the suspects have been identified as Chet Bahadur Gurung, 40, of Ajirkot Rural Municipality-4, of Gorkha, Som Bahadur Gurung, 28, of Sulikot Rural Municipality-4, Bir Bahadur Gurung, 38, of Siranchok Rural Municipality-8, and Sunil Dhakal, of Sulikot-4.

Chet Bahadur is aligned with Tarun Dal, the youth organisation of the Nepali Congress.

The gang had demanded the sum from real state entrepreneur Hari Prasad Sapkota, of Sulikot Rural Municipaliuty-8, currently residing at Khusibu in Nayabazaar, Kathmandu, and other entrepreneurs, threatening them on the phone with death if they failed to cough up the money, police said.

Published: 13-04-2018 07:46

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