33.5 kg gold smuggling: Home Minister assures action against ‘big fish’

Kathmandu, June 6 :  Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa says that the investigation on the 33.5-kilogram gold smuggling case and the murder of one of suspects is underway and everyone involved in the case will face strict action.

Speaking at a press conference organised in the ministry today, the Home Minister informed, “Involvement of new persons is being found with new truths being unfolded with every step of investigation. Let us hope to catch some big fish here.”

Thapa’s comment follows reports that alleged smugglers and their lawyers have piled pressure on the government to put the investigation on hold as the smuggled gold has not been found yet. It was being said that the smuggling case would get settled in few days without any substantial result and those facing punishment would also be released.

However, the Ministry further said that a helper of Chudamani Upreti aka Gore, alleged mastermind of the case, was arrested on Tuesday.


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