YCL regional Vice-chair held with stolen car, marijuana

Jhapa, January 17

Indian police on Friday night arrested UCPN-Maoist youth wing Young Communist League Morang Constituency No 9 regional Vice-chairman Rajeswor Limbu with marijuana and a stolen vehicle from the Nepal-India border area.

Indian police caught Limbu from a hotel at Panitanki across the Mechi Bridge.

Police have seized 900 grams of marijuana, one motorbike with Nepali number plate and one Bolero vehicle.

Darjeeling District SP Amit P Jawalagi said that police from Khoribari Post in West Bengal had arrested Limbu.

Urlabari police had been launching a search operation to catch Limbu for his involvement in a robbery in the town a few days ago.

Limbu was arrested after he demanded Rs 1 million from construction entrepreneur Bhim Paudel in Itahari five months ago. He had warned he would have Paudel murdered if he was not paid the amount.

Inspector Raj Kumar Rai said Limbu had also been charged in a robbery case.