8 arrested in Nepal for looting Chinese businessman
Eight persons were arrested for allegedly looting three Chinese traders on the pretext of selling them an expensive medicinal herb, police said.
Kathmandu: Eight persons were arrested for
allegedly looting three Chinese traders on the pretext of
selling them an expensive medicinal herb, police said.
The accused were arrested from the residence of Unified
CPN (Maoist) politburo member Kali Bahadur Kham at Gongabun in
the outskirts of Kathmandu, SP Ramesh Kharel, chief of
Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Circle said.
The Chinese businessmen, who used to trade Yarshgumba, an
expensive mountain herb, were called at a guest house in
Gongabu by the accused who posed as Yarshagumba sellers and
later looted the three traders on Friday, Kharel said.
Yarchagumba, is a rare species of medicinal herb and is
regarded as an expensive life saving tonic. It is also
believed to be a cure for impotency.
Eight kg of Yachagumba amounting to Rs 4 million, some
cash, a Chinese pistol, some bullets and knives were also
recovered from Kham`s residence, Kharel said, adding the
Maoist leader is also suspected to involved in the incident.
Kham was earlier charged with the murder of Kathmandu
based trader Ramhari Shrestha three years ago and an arrest
warrant was issued against him, according to the police.