KHOTANG, Jan 24: Two elderly men, who were on the run in a drug-smuggling case, have been rearrested after 15 years from the district.
Nar Bahadur Magar, 83, of Dhikuwa-2 in Khotang and his brother Harka Bahadur, 75, who were imprisoned after being convicted of smuggling illegal drug, had escaped from the prison 15 years ago, police said.
The Magar brothers are yet to serve their remaining one year jail term and pay Rs 5,000 in fine each.
The Magar brothers were arrested on Sunday evening and they were sent to jail after presenting in District Court on Monday, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Yadav.
Alongside the Magar brothers, four other convicts in the case were also sentenced to one year in prison and fined Rs 5,000 each. The District Court delivered the verdict on September 17, 2002. Other four convicts have already been dead. RSS