Blood money handed over to Foreign Minister

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KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The blood money collected for the release of Dil Bahadur Gharti Magar has been handed over to the government.

‘Blood money collection campaign to save Dil Bahadur-2075’ main committee handed over Rs 6.7 million blood money, determined by a Saudi Arabian court, to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Gyawali.

Dil Bahadur of Rolpa is in a Saudi jail for the past two years. Coordinator of the Campaign Dipesh Puri, secretary Jeevan Roka Magar and wife of Dil Bahadur, Manika Budha, handed over the blood money to Foreign Minister Gyawali for Gharti Magar’s release.

The Foreign Ministry, through the Nepali Embassy in Saudi Arabia, has started process to hand over the amount to the bodies concerned.

On the occasion, Minister Gyawali thanked all who supported to save the life of Dil Bahadur. He said that Dil Bahadur would be brought back to Nepal as soon as possible after sending the blood money to Saudi Arabia. RSS