HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The Metropolitan Police Sector Janasewa pressed police personnel and sniffer dogs into service today after a Kirtipur-based draper, Rajesh Kapali, reported that a person robbed him of one million rupees near the sector, a high-security zone, in broad daylight and vanished in the crowd.
In his complaint with police, Rajesh said an unidentified man snatched his bag containing the money drawn from the New Road-based Himalayan Bank when he was hailing a cab to go home at around 1 pm.
“I chased him (the robber) for a few minutes, but in vain. He quickly vanished in the busy crowd,” an investigating official quoted Kapali.
Rajesh stated that his brother had sent the money from Denmark. The bank has verified the cash withdrawal, police said. However, investigators smelt a rat and detained Kapali for two hours as he reported the incident to police an hour later. They released him on the condition that he would report to police when summoned.
“Though Kapali said he chased the robber for a while, we could not find a single eyewitness to establish the incident. We have launched an investigation to establish the truth,” DSP Dhiraj Pratap Singh informed.
According to police, CCTV cameras installed in New Road could not capture the footage due to load-shedding in the afternoon.
Rs 10m robbery bid foiled
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