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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Extortionist arrested in Kalimpong...Chhatrey reacts to Dr Chhetri's opinion...NBW against 11 Nepalese Maoists...Rescued Nepalese girls sent to Gorakhpur

KalimNews: A local youth Rahul Trikhatri (21) is arrested from Thakurbari, Kalimpong for extorting money from  a few Bhutanese students studying in different educational institutions of Kalimpong. Rahul was arrested with a desi pistol and two live cartridges. He was produced in the Kalimpong ACJM court and granted 3 days' police remand.
Sources revealed that Rahul was in this profession and had snatched laptops, mobile phones and valuables from some Bhutanese students in the past.
Police sources said that a Bhutanese student was targeted and approached by Rahul. The student was forced to come with Rahul to meet a person. On the way the student managed to take a photograph of Rahul and escaped unhurt. On the basis of the FIR lodged by the student, Rahul was arrested by the police and brought to Kalimpong Police station. A live cartridge was found from him. On further investigation a pistol and another cartridge was recovered from his residence. He was wanted in a previous case too,
Rescued Nepalese girls sent to Gorakhpur
PTI, Coimbatore, Sep 14: Twenty-three Nepalese girls, rescued from a private orphanage in the city a week ago, were today sent to Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh from where they will be sent back to their families.
Acting on a tip off from a Nepal-based NGO, the district Child Welfare Committee recently raided the orphanage and rescued the girls, aged between 8 and 19 years, lodged as orphans, reportedly as part of an international trafficking racket, a charge the orphanage management has refuted.
After a week-long stay in the city, the girls accompanied by the representatives of the NGO boarded the Gorakhpur Express in the presence of district Collector M Karunakaran.
The girls would be restored to their parents, who have been asked to reach Gorakhpur from Nepal, after due formalities, official sources said.
23 Nepali girls rescued from orphanage
PTI,Coimbatore, Sep 10: A total of 23 Nepalese girls, all aged between 9 and 18 years, have been rescued from an orphanage at Sulur on the outskirts of the city.
Acting on a tip off from Nepal-based NGO, Esther Benjamin Memorial Foundation, District Child Welfare Committee officials rescued the girls from Michael Job Orphanage yesterday.
Police said two foundation officials had arrived in the city following reports of 40 missing girls from Nepal, suspecting they were brought here as part of an alleged International trafficking racket.
Enquiries revealed they were admitted to the orphanage after being tagged as orphans though their parents are in Nepal. But the reason behind bringing them here was not known, they said.
However, P P Job, founder-chairman of the orphanage said some social welfare organisations had brought the girls here from Nepal during the Maoist problem there, wanting to give them education to better their life.
"Moreover, we do not have any mechanism to find out if the girls' parents or relatives are back in Nepal", he said.
Foundation sources said the move to rescue the girls followed instructions from child and social welfare ministry.
Child Welfare Committee officials said the children would be taken to Gorakhpur and lodged in the Committee's home and later sent back home after contacting their parents.
Meanwhile the Hindu Munnani sought a CBI inquiry into the functioning of the Orphanage.
Munnani General Secretary Kadeshwara Subramanian told reporters here that the government should take steps to seek the CBI enquiry since keeping girls of foreign origin in any orphanage is a serious offence.
NBW against 11 Nepalese Maoists
PTI, Patna, Sep 15 : A Bihar court issued fresh non-bailable warrants of arrest against 11 Nepali Maoists today for their alleged involvement in anti-India activities.
Additional district and sessions judge Bashishtha Narayan Singh ordered issue of the arrest warrants against them on the prayer of Patna police.
Singh asked senior superintendent of police Alok Kumar to ensure execution of the warrants against the 11 Maoists, who include 2 politburo members and six lawmakers.
They were arrested in 2004 from here for alleged anti-india activities but had jumped bail and are now said to be in Nepal. They have not even gone on trial for various charges against them, including waging war against India.
But their"conviction"has been sought to be scrapped by Nepal government and Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai had on Tuesday urged Indian Ambassador Jayant Prasad to ensure that Indian government annul the"verdict"against the Maoists.
The matter was also raised in Nepalese Parliament where members had claimed that the Maoists had been convicted by Patna High Court.
The court had on August 14 asked the Maoists, facing charges like waging or attempting to wage war against India, sedition and criminal conspiracy, to appear before the court on September 20
Chhatrey reacts to Dr Chhetri's opinion

KalimNews, Kalimpong: Chhatrey Subba has accepted that GJM and Chhatrey Subba has different objective and vision. Chattrey and the people of Hills are not after GTA or DGHC, he claimed. Reacting to the statement of Dr. H.B.Chhetri that they have different principles, he said that he had fought for a separate statehood and not for other bodies and have been a victim of that for eleven years.
He alleged that GJM has a different principle and it is after money.
On the present context he does not believe in violent movement and has decided to take rest, he commented. He also suggested his friends to keep silence and observe the changing political scenario.
Meanwhile, Padam Bahadur Chhetri, BJP leader of Sikkim met Chhatrey Subba at Kalimpong. Chhetri termed it a fraternal meeting with courtesy call.

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