JTMM-J cadre held

RAUTAHAT: Rautahat district military commander of the Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (Jwala) Barood Singh was arrested by a team of the Armed Police Force (APF) on Friday night. Acting on a tip-off, police raided a house in Amarpatti Tole of Pothiyahi VDC-8 of Rautahat where armed JTMM-J cadres were holding a meeting and nabbed Singh. The other JTMM-J men managed to flee. — HNS

Property gutted

BARA: Property worth over Rs 1 lakh was damaged on Friday night when two houses were gutted in Balirampur-6 of Bara district. Police said houses of Govinda Shaha Kanu and Ramdhari Shaha Teli suddenly caught fire at 11pm. The fire was controlled later with the help of villagers. Nobody was injured in the incident. — HNS

Gang loots property

MAHOTTARI: Robbers made off with property worth around Rs 1 lakh from Aaurahi of Mahottari on Friday night. SP Keshav Adhikari said a group of 25 robbers looted Rs 35,000 in cash, 20 tolas gold, one kg silver, two mobile sets and a cell phone from the house of Bhola Chaudhary in Aaurahi VDC-3. Police said they have launched a hunt for the robbers. — HNS

YCL punishes man

Rautahat: YCL cadres and the local residents of Chandranigahapur paraded a man blackening his face on Friday for keeping illicit relationship with two girls, who are siblings. The girls had been living with Dinesh Singh, 45, on rent for last one year at Chandranigahapur. The YCL cadres arrested him red-handed from his room with the duo. The girls admitted that Singh had been sexually abusing them for a year. The girls also disclosed that Singh had married their mother six years ago before deserting her a year ago. — HNS

JTMM-G man gives in

MAHOTTARI: Punit Mahato alias Anil, Mahottari district eastern region in-charge of the Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (Goit), on Friday surrendered with arms at the district police office. A resident of Sitapur Bhangaha VDC-3, Mahato brought along a 12-bore double-barrelled gun to the police office, said SP Keshav Adhikari. Mahato told the police that political progress was not possible by violence and he surrendered because he wanted to lead a normal life. — HNS

Minister Yadav’s call

JANAKPURDHAM: Minister of State for General Administration Ram Chandra Yadav on Saturday said all the political parties and people should act responsibly to resolve the crises plaguing the country. Speaking at a seminar organised on the first anniversary of Radio Janakpur, he urged all to popularise language and culture of Mithila. — HNS