Alleged human trafficker sent to custody

LALITPUR: The District Court Lalitpur on Thursday remanded Chinimaya Tamang to custody for further interrogation. Tamang is accused of persuasion to change religion through human trafficking.

Tamang, who hails from Dhankuta Municipality – 4 of Dhankuta district, was found to be running the Maya Orphanage Ashram from her room without renewing its license for the past five years, said DSP Ishwor Karki of the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu.

He was arrested on June 24 in accusation of holding children at Jerusalem Antioch Church run by one, Hari Bahadur Tamang, in Shankhamul and forcing them to change religion.

A police team with the help of the District Child Welfare Board had raided the church and rescued at least 14 children.

Church Administrator Hari Bahadur Tamang has been subject to a bail amount of Rs 50,000.