Nepal police arrest 28 Indians involved in grey market

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Aug 01, 2018, 03:18 PM IST

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The Nepal police have arrested 28 Indians from a guest house in Tulsiour in Dang district allegedly involved in grey market. 

The police got a tip-off and had tracked the Indians for a week before finally arresting them. The leader of the group was identified as Nanke Sharma of Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh. 

Deputy Superintendent of Police of Regional Police Office, Tulsipur, Prakash Sapkota told ANI, "We have arrested 28 Indian citizens from the Munal Pahuna Ghar (guest house) in Tulsipur, the headquarters of Dang district. We had tracked them for over a week and found them involved in the grey business after receiving a tip off."

The police also said dozens of mobile phones and gas stoves were recovered from them. "We found that they were largely involved in trafficking materials from India without paying duty taxes," Sapkota added. 

On Monday, the Nepal police arrested five men in connection with a kidney-smuggling racket allegedly luring poor people to hospitals in India to have their kidneys removed and sold

Among the five men, who are in their late 20s and early 40s, three were arrested in Chitwan district in south-central Nepal and one each in the capital Kathmandu and neighbouring Rasuwa district.