Two held for extortion attempt

Two persons were held on the charge of extortion attempt from Koteshwor of the Capital on Thursday.

Shivaram Dangal (26) of Jorpati of Kathmandu and Umesh Khorasaini (29) from Kamal Binayak of Bhaktapur were arrested by a Metropolitan Police Circle, Baneshwor team from in front of the Bhat-Bhateni Supermarket, Koteshwor, KMC-35.

Police said the duo threatened Deba Temba of Marmi-4, Sindhupalchok, currently residing in Gothatar of the Capital, to give Rs 2 million donation to them.

Police recovered from them various documents including letters demanding donations.

The letters had a signature of CPN Maoist General Secretary Netra Bikram Chand, according to police.

Further investigation is underway.

Source: THT