Agrawal remanded for seven days

Published On: April 9, 2020 04:25 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 9: The District Administration Office Kathmandu has remanded Sulav Agrawal, vice chairman of Shanker Group, in custody for seven days for investigations into his alleged involvement in black marketing in thermal scanners.

Earlier on Tuesday, Agrawal, who is the honorary consul of Kyrgyzstan in Nepal, was arrested red-handed by police in possession of 66 units of thermal scanner. During the preliminary interrogation, Agrawal denied allegations against him, according to police sources. “If the allegation against him is proven, he will be sentenced to seven years in prison,” police said.

Acting on a tip-off, police did a sting operation on Agrawal, posing as buyers. As police approached Agrawal as buyers Tuesday, he came on his special vehicle to Naxal. Agrawal had come on a special vehicle with registration number 209-HCC-1, provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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