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- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
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Nov 27, 2014-

‘Raut, supporters still in custody’

KATHMANDU: Human rights activists have claimed that police have been detaining Madhesi rights advocate CK Raut and 28 of his supporters for the last 48 hours, violating their constitutional rights. Police on Wednesday had arrested Raut and others who were protesting in the Capital, demanding authorities to drop the treason case against Raut. Raut was recently released on bail. Dipendra Jha, Raut’s legal counsel, said they will take the issue to the Supreme Court if the detainees are not freed immediately. Police, however, claimed that the protesters have already been released. (PR)

Bheri bus crash toll reaches 48

JAJARKOT: One more body of November 20 Bheri river bus accident victim was recovered on Thursday, raising the death toll to 48. Police said the body of Kalika Khadka was found 30 km downstream from the accident site. The Surkhet-bound bus had swerved off the road and plunged nearly 80 metres into Bheri at Bhur-8  in Jajarkot last week. (PR)

On-duty cops tested for alcohol consumption

BANKE: The District Police Office (DPO), Banke, has started testing on-duty police personnel for alcohol consumption. A team equipped with breathalysers and metal detectors is stationed for the purpose. The team has already held four policemen found drinking in a public areas and have been subjected to departmental action.

“As the law does not allow on-duty policemen to consume alcohol, we would like to discipline police personnel and make them responsible,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Sushil Singh Rathaur said, adding that the team had also been keeping a close watch on night duty policemen. The DPO resorted to the move after receiving numerous complaints about on-duty police personnel consuming alcohol in public places and engaging in disorderly conduct with locals. (PR)

Woman dies of unsafe abortion

MUGU: A 38-year-old woman died of excessive bleeding caused by unsafe abortion here in the district on Thursday. Minjing Lama, a resident of Pulu-1, died during treatment at the district hospital. She was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday after she suffered excessive bleeding for few days after aborting her 4 month pregnancy at home. Dr Bhakta Dev Shrestha said Minjing could have been saved if she had been brought to the hospital on time. (PR)

2 Indian men held for smuggling silver

MAHOTTARI: An Armed Police Force (APF) team arrested two Indian nationals in possession of 10 kg smuggled silver on Thursday.  Superintendent of Police of the APF Dhirendra Pandey said Dilip Kumar Sah and Roshan Kumar Sah of Madhawapur in Bihar, India, were held with the smuggled silver from Matihani-8 in the district. The suspects were detained while they were on their way to India with the consignment of smuggled silver on their bicycles. The arrested duo said they took the silver from a house of an unidentified person in Janakpur. During the police interrogation, they confessed that they had smuggled silver in the past as well. (PR)

Published: 28-11-2014 09:18

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