19 January, 2021

Is The First Cut The Deepest?

Nepal is piqued at Indian highhandedness in the deportation drama for Kumar is Cain here too

Is The First Cut The Deepest?
A thriving kidney market: In Sikharpur, eastern Nepal, a poor villager shows his scars

When the Nepal police arrested Dr Amit Kumar in Chitwan, about 200 km from here, the officers were ecstatic. For their success had come about without India's assistance, a fact Upendra Kant Aryal, who heads the Kathmandu Valley crime branch, stressed on. Aryal had expressed his disappointment with Indian authorities for not responding to requests for details even though they were tracking the fugitive's movement in Nepal through local intelligence networks. He further declared that at least three cases would be filed against Dr Kumar on February 10—for possession of a fake passport and foreign currency beyond the legal permit, and for "luring" poor Nepali villagers to donate kidneys.

But the jubilation...



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