Kathmandu Police created a “fake incident site” in 14-kg yellow metal case

Published On: July 30, 2020 11:03 AM NPT By: Ashim Neupane  | @ashimnep

KATHMANDU, July 30: The Metropolitan Police Circle, Durbarmarg, on Tuesday created a ‘fake incident site’ to claim that 14 kg of a yellow metal was seized from Kamaladi region of Kathmandu, said an official at the Metropolitan Police Crime Division.

“When the division analyzed the CCTV footage, there was no evidence that the Durbarmarg police had seized the yellow metal from the Kamaladi area. Rather, the investigation results are shocking. The yellow metal was seized from around the Sudhara area in the capital,” an official at the Metropolitan Police Crime Division, told Republica, on condition of anonymity.

Of the 14-kg seized metal, 500 gram was gold, while the remaining was silver.

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police Range, Teku, claimed that 14-kg yellow metal was seized from a car in Kamaladi. “The car with a registration number Ba 6 Cha 5519 threw the yellow metal and two weapons from the moving car. The police couldn’t nab the people in the car,” Senior Superintendent of Police Shyam Lal Gyawali, told during a press meet Tuesday.

“Something is fishy about the incident. Even after the incident, Kathmandu Police did not contact the Metropolitan Police Traffic Division to take the vehicle under control. The division is investigating the case,” said the official at the Crime Division.

Police have already arrested three people who were in the car from Nawalparasi.  

As there were lapses in the incident, the Metropolitan Police Office, Ranipokhari had formed a five-member committee led by Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Thapa to investigate the incident.


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