Govt officer arrested with Rs 2.6 million undeclared money from Nepalgunj Airport

JANAKI: A government official has been arrested with Rs 2.6 million undeclared money from the Nepalgunj Airport in Banke district on Monday.

He is Khagendra Sapkota working at the Inland Revenue Office at Tulasipur, Dang.

District Police Office Banke’s spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent Narayan Dangi, said the amount was confiscated from the bag Sapkota was carrying during a regular security check.

However, Deepak Poudel who was together with Sapkota and worked in the same office where Sapkota works is absconding, DSP Dangi said.

Sapkota was flying to Kathmandu from a Shree Airlines flight along with the amount.

He has been taken into custody at the District Police Office for further investigation.

 

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