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Former DIG Niroula detained

Kathmandu, 23 April: Former Deputy Inspector General of Police Govinda Niroula has been arrested in relation to the ongoing investigation over the smuggling of 33 kilograms of gold from the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Ex-DIG Niroula was nabbed by the investigation team formed by the Home Ministry to probe into the scam. The team is led by Joint Secretary at the Ministry Iswar Raj Poudel. All media have covered this news today.

Niroula was the head of Nepal Police in the Airport when the yellow metal was smuggled via it. He was taken for necessary investigation into the case, the Home Ministry has said. Ex-DIP Niroula had retired from service 13 days ago. The gold smuggling took place in early February this year.

People’s News Monitoring Service

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