RAUTAHAT, March 31: District Police Office, Makwanpur has issued an arrest warrant against the mayor of Ishnath municipality Santosh Mehata and his brother Mohan Mehata on Tuesday.
According to police, Makwanpur District Court allowed the police to arrest Mehata brothers on the charge of marijuana smuggling. The mayor’s brother Mohan is the municipal chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Pary (NCP).
According to police, the police had seized 30.6 kg of marijuana, NRs 91,000 and IRs 2,200 while inspecting an ambulance at Mahendra Highway some three months ago. According to police, the government-owned ambulance Ba 2 Jha 1749 was supplying narcotic drugs in six packets from Manahari to Hetauda.
Police had launched an investigation into the case arresting the driver 39-year-old Mohammad Khalid of Dumariya, Rautahat and two others who were in the ambulance. Two other arrestees are Ashok Kumar, 19, of Dumariya and Binod Sahani, 22, of Motihari of Indian state Bihar.
Based on the statement by Binod Sahani during the court hearing, the district court permitted the police to arrest Mehata brothers and present them before the court. With this, Mehata is likely to lose his post of mayor.