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Saptari: 25 including 14 Indians detained for movement during lockdown

File: Nepal Police personnel arrest a man on a street.

Saptari, April 9

Police in the Saptari district of southeastern Nepal have detained 25 people after they were found continuing their movement during the nationwide lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus crisis also. The arrestees include nine Nepalis and 14 Indians.

Police arrested them in Bhardaha, Hanumannagar Kaikalani municipality-1 of the district.

Earlier last night, locals around Chandani Chok in Krishna Sawaran rural municipality-6 had seen the Indian nationals sleeping on a chaurata.

The locals then informed the ward chair Tej Narayan Yadav. “I asked them to be quarantined, but they did not,” he said. Following the incident, the ward chair called the police and detained them.

In the meantime, they also found a group of nine Nepalis travelling on a pickup van. Both groups have been quarantined at a local school.


Published on April 9th, Thursday, 2020 2:59 PM


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