LAHAN, Nov. 20 -- An unidentified group hijacked a tanker carrying around 20,000 liters of diesel from Lahan of Siraha district.

The tanker (Na 4 Kha 4163) en route to Biratnagar from the Amlekhgunj depot of Bara district was hijacked by an undentified group at around 1 am Tuesday.

Issuing a press statement, Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) said that the tanker was parked on the highway, and the hijackers blindfolded and kidnapped the driver Ramdev Yadav and his assistant Umesh Yadav.

The hijackers left them in a jungle between Lalbandhi and Bardibas, and took the tanker with 20,000 liters of diesel away.

According to Birendra Goit, spokesperson for Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), the diesel is valued at Rs 1.9 million. "The state-owned oil mon...