IN BRIEF

Huge haul of hashish

KATHMANDU: A police team from the Narcotic Drugs Control Law Enforcement Unit, New Baneshwor, on Thursday arrested two persons with 197 kg of hashish from Badbhanjyang, Kathmandu. Acting on a tip-off, the team arrested Dhurandar Raut, 26, and Gyan Chandra Prasad Kurmi, 25, of Parsa district with the hashish, police said. — HNS

Abduction bid?

Kathmandu: Santosh Timalsina, a graduate-level student of the Pashupati Multiple Campus, claimed that he was kidnapped by the All Nepal National Independent Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) from Chabahil on Friday morning. He, however, said he managed to escape. “I was abducted by a group led by Khagendra Parajuli, ANNISU-R Pashupati campus president, from Chabahil, but escaped from Sattala of Kapan where pro-Maoist students took me”, Timalsina said. Parajuli denied the accusation. — HNS