Kathmandu police arrests 57 for involvement in criminal activities

KATHMANDU: The police have held 57 people from various areas of Kathmandu district for their involvement in criminal activities.

They were arrested Saturday night as part of a crime control campaign launched by the Metropolitan Police Circle, Maharajgunj.

The arrestees were found to have been involved in various criminal activities ranging from human trafficking, rape, robbery, among others, said Deputy Inspector General of Police Bishwaraj Pokharel.

Likewise, under the campaign, a police team destroyed 100 litres of homemade liquors seized from various bars and restaurants in Bus Park area, Gongabu.

Further investigation into the case is underway, said DIG Pokharel, adding, since the campaign was launched five months ago, around 1,000 people have faced action for their involvement in illegal activities.