Robber caught

Hetaunda, October 6:

Locals caught hold of a dacoit on the Hetaunda-Narayangarh road section with looted cash on Friday and handed him over to the Maoists. Madan Kumar Moktan, who was caught with Rs 12,000, is being kept at a Maoist labour camp. Moktan admitted to locals that he had collected Rs 12,000 after looting several vehicles at 14 Mile of Manhari on September 20. Moktan said dacoits from Raksirang, Bharta, Sarikhet, Kankada and Banderjhula of Chitwan were involved in highway robberies. Maila Tamang of Bharta VDC was killed in a cross-fire between dacoits and policemen on September 20, Moktan said.