4 held for unlawful collection

MAHOTTARI: Police held four persons on the charge of collecting money unlawfully from vehicles in the Banke forest on the East-West highway in Mahottari district today.

Mukesh Shah and Santosh Mahato of Bardibas and Raj Kumar Nayak and Ghanashyam Nayak of Siraha were collecting kabadi tax from the vehicles with the receipts issued by the Mahottari District Development Committee, SP Krishna Prasad Gautam said. The police also recovered two stamps of the DDC from them.

Separately, a person was held along with unauthorised weapon from Khairachowk of Jaleshwor-11 today.

Kabi Kumar Jha, a resident of Damhimdai-3, was held during the security check along with a country-made rifle, police said.