HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Nepal Police Headquarters today sought explanations from DIG Parbati Thapa in the wake of reports that she had slapped head constable Bina Darai for manually searching her luggage while she was waiting to board a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu.
A source informed that Thapa, chief of the Far-Western Regional Police Office, was told to clarify what actually happened at the airport yesterday.
Thapa denied slapping head constable Darai, though a source at the Tribhuvan International Airport said Thapa had slapped the head constable just because she dared to manually search her the luggage of Thapa, who was in civvies, as the x-ray machine had broken down.
“I introduced myself as a DIG of Nepal Police and told her to carry out a quick search as I was in a hurry to board the flight. I warned her that I will complain her boss about her indiscipline, but I did not slap her,” Thapa said, adding that she had briefed officials at the police headquarters about the reality. She said she was asked for verbal explanation.
Earlier, spokesperson for Nepal Police, DIG Binod Singh, said there was no evidence to prove that the incident had indeed occurred as the victim had not registered an FIR.
DIG Singh said, “If the incident had really occurred, the victim would have lodged an FIR. We have not received any complaint, so we cannot investigate the matter,” he informed.