DSP Bhandari under CIAA scanner

Kathmandu, October 15

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority today arrested DSP Nabin Krishna Bhandari, in-charge of Metropolitan Police Circle, Balaju, for his alleged link to the September 26 bribery scam.

The corruption watchdog had arrested assistant sub-inspector Chandra Singh Bhat of MRP together with constable Pushkar Shah and Binod Thapa, an alleged middleman, from his office chamber while receiving Rs 5,00,000 from a service-seeker as ‘Dashain expense’ on September 26.

A police source said ASI Bhat and others had demanded the bribe ‘for the settlement of a kidnapping case’.

The CIAA arrested DSP Bhandari after they alleged that the bribe money was received on his behalf. “DSP Bhandari has been dragged into investigation based on the statements given by ASI Bhat,” the source informed.