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KATHMANDU: Police have arrested Bhoj Raj Bhandari alias Bhoje, a fugitive accused of the 33-kg-gold scam.
Bhandari, who had gone into hiding after being accused of the high profile gold scam, was caught by the police on Friday.
Acting on a tip-off, a team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu arrested Bhandari from Gaushala in Kathmandu.
According to Sanjiv Shakya’s complaint, Bhandari had operated a criminal group including Surendra Gautam to carry out abduction and hostage-taking along with illegal trade of gold smuggling.
Defendant Bhandari, a fugitive in the case filed by Shakya, is a resident of Gauradaha Municipality-8, Jhapa.