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Rhino horn smuggler arrested after 23 years


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2022 Feb 08, 10:40, Chitwan

The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has been able to arrest the convict on smuggling rhinoceros horn after 23 years of committing the crime. Krishna Prasad Neupane, 58, from Kalika Municipality-2 of Chitwan had been absconding for such a long time.

Neupane was handed a 10-year imprisonment and fined of Rs 100 thousand on February 7, 2001 for the crime.

He was arrested on January 21 and made public on Monday. The CNP administration arrested him from Phutung of Tarakeshwor Municipality-7 in Kathmandu. Neupane had been hiding in different places of Kathmandu Valley for a long time.

Information Officer at CNP Ganesh Prasad Tiwari informed that the arrested individual tested positive for coronavirus immediately after the arrest. After he recovered from the virus infection, he was sent to Bharatpur jail.

He was one among 12 convicts smuggling rhinoceros' horn. They had killed a rhino and taken away the horn from Amrite Post of CNP on November 14, 1998.

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