DIG Silwal released after court order

Published On: April 24, 2017 10:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 24: Nepal Police has released DIG Nawaraj Silwal on Monday evening, who was detained earlier in the day, for interrogation on the charge of tampering with the performance evaluation report.

DIG Silwal, who was a contender for the post of police chief, was released following a Supreme Court's order on Monday. Police had detained him from the residence of senior advocate Shambhu Thapa, where Silwal had reached for legal consultation. 

Shortly after the arrest of Silwal, advocate Purna Prasad Rajbanshi had registered a writ petition, seeking his immediate release. A single bench of Chief Justice Sushila Karki ordered police authorities to release Silwal in the presence of SC registrar and senior advocate Shambhu Thapa. 

Earlier, the Home Ministry had formed a probe committee headed by DIG Bijaya Kumar Bhatta to probe Silwal's alleged involvement in tampering with the performance evaluation report. Police sources said the same committee had detained Silwal on Monday morning after the latter allegedly refused to cooperate.  

Silwal was admitted to B and B Hospital after he complained of hypertension.

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