Kathmandu, July 28. The Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI) has launched probe into the recovery of 16 kilograms gold bars from a forest at Dharche rural municipality-3 in Gorkha district.
On July 25, a police team from the Machakhola police post found the unattended gold bars in the forest acting on a tip off from Dhankamal Gurung arrested on charge of gold smuggling. A team from the district police office, Gorkha arrested Gurung of Dharche rural municipality-1.
He confessed to the police that he smuggled the gold from Tibet. “The court has extended remand of Gurung by five days. We will file a case at the court after investigations are over,” said director general of the department, Dirgharaj Mainali.