Absconding convict held, sent to jail

KATHMANDU:  Nepal Police's Central Investigation Bureau arrested an absconding man who was convicted of complicity in a case of intended abduction and hostage taking in Rupandehi district.

In its verdict on August 29, 2012, the Rupandehi District Court had slapped a term of two years on Bhaskar Paneru of Kathmandu along with the mastermind of crime, Krishna Prasad Bhusal of Rupandehi. The crime was committed in 2010.

Bhusal was arrested on May 4, 2011. Paneru, however, was on the run and convicted in absentia.

Using Indian phone, Bhusal had issued abduction threat to Chandi Prasad Pandey in 2010 and sought 'advance ransom' for his safety, according to police.

Paneru,  on the other hand, had provided a forged citizenship certificate to Bhusal who opened a bank account in the name of Bibek Thapa and asked his target to deposit the money in it.

A total of Rs 2,23,000 was deposited in the account at Bhairahawa-based Siddhartha Development Bank, police said.

Paneru was apprehended from his home town Purano Naikap on the outskirts of Kathmandu today.

He was presented before the Kathmandu District Court before being sent to to the Central Jail for the execution of verdict.