KATHMANDU, March 5: Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has filed charge sheet against 33 individuals at the Kathmandu District Court on Sunday claiming their involvement in the gold smuggling racket.
Based on the intelligence provided by the global police, INTERPOL, the CIB on January 5 had intercepted 33.577 kg of 'smuggled' gold from Pingalasthan of Kathmandu after the valuables were being taken to the market following customs clearance at the Tribhuvan International Airport.
The CIB has already arrested 12 individuals, including SSP Shyam Bahadur Khatri, on the charge of involvement in the gold smuggling racket while 21 others are at large.
The CIB has arrested SSP Khatri, custom officers Sri Narayan Yadav, Rajkumar Dhakal and Shyam Krishna Shrestha in the case. Likewise, Dil Bandhu Thapa, Santosh Kafle, Ram Hari Karki, Manoj Shrestha, Sunil Shrestha, Rojesh Shakya, Sapan Shrestha are also already in Police custody.
The CIB has also filed charge-sheet against custom officials Pradhumna Hari Shrestha, Ganga Bhurtel and Tej Bahadur Shrestha as the absconding members of the racket along with Hari Sharan Khadka, Gupta Lal Bhusal aka Roshan , Kishan Gopal Agrawal, Rajan Prasad Panta, Arjun Prasad Kharel and Dhruba (details still unkown).
Likewise, the CIB has filed charge-sheet against Chudamani Upreti, Sitaram Kharel aka Gore , Keshav Chapagain, Sanjay aka Durga Prasad Kharel, Gopi Bhusal, Rubin aka Ram Prasad Khadka, Prakash Kharel, Rabi Rajesh Bogati, Sani Shrestha, Geeta Shrestha, Bhola Magar aka Niraj , Sanket Khatiwada, Gopal Sahi, Bisnu Subedi and Madhav Subedi.
Likewise, the CIB has filed charge-sheet against Rajendra Kumar Shakya, Malika Bajracharya Shakya of RK Jewelry, Ram Kishan Goyal, Kusum Goyal and Rahul Goyal of Shalimar jewelry, Bibhuti Amol Balchandra of Shreeram Jewelry and Promod Shrestha of Baibhav Laxmi jewelry.