Nepal | October 01, 2020

Lalitpur Metropolis staffers protest arrest of ward chair

Share Now:

Kathmandu, July 27

Employees of Lalitpur Metropolitan City, along with members of the Local Level Employees’ Union, halted all official works of the local government today, protesting the recent arrest of one of the ward chairs in the metropolis.

The anti-human trafficking bureau of Nepal Police had recently arrested Shree Gopal Maharjan for allegedly producing fake relationship verification certificate. Police suspected that the same certificate was used for illegal kidney transplantation at Bharatpur-based College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital on 10 June 2019.

Maharjan was arrested on July 12 along with 11 other accused accomplices, including three doctors and two police personnel.

Following his arrest, work at all wards of the local government was halted for the day.

The employees, issuing a press release, stated that police had unnecessarily pulled the ward chair into the scheme. They also urged the police to direct the investigations to the right track to find out real culprits in the case.

Chiri Babu Maharjan, mayor of LMC, said that although he did not favour employees’ act of halting work, the police action cannot be justified as the ward chair seems to have been tricked into doing so.

“The first original copy of the relationship certificate was genuine, but it looks like fraudsters had cheated them while acquiring the second copy of the certificate,” Maharjan said.

He also said that Maharjan could be charged for negligence, but his role in the crime could not be justified.

A version of this article appears in e-paper on July 28, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Erik Lamela, Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs edge Chelsea in League Cup shootout

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur overcame visitors Chelsea 5-4 in a penalty shootout to progress in the League Cup following a 1-1 home draw in their fourth round clash on Tuesday. Chelsea appeared to be heading into the quarter-finals thanks to a 19th-minute strike from Timo Werner but Erik Read More...

CIB refuses to arrest persons operating networking business

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 29 The Central Investigation Bureau said it had no jurisdiction to arrest owners of 25 suspicious companies over illegal networking business. Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection had written a letter to the CIB around a week ago, requesting it to arrest Read More...

SWC asked to nullify inactive NGOs

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 29 The Women and Social Welfare Committee of the House of Representatives has directed the Social Welfare Council to nullify the non-government organisations that fail to renew their registration under the prevailing law. At a meeting held with office-bearers of the SWC he Read More...

SC moved against Beema Samiti

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 29 The Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice to Beema Samiti and the government, asking them to furnish reason for requiring people to submit citizenship certificates for COVID-19 insurance coverage. A single bench of Justice Prakash Man Singh Raut issued the order Read More...

Govt offices told to abide by Right to Information Act

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 29 Thirteen years after the implementation of the Right to Information Act-2020, some government offices have yet to designate their information officers. According to the National Information Commission, 29 offices have been running without information officers. NIC Chief Read More...

Nepali UNMISS peacekeepers honoured with UN medal

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 29 United Nations honoured UN peacekeepers, including Nepali nationals in South Sudan, during a function held here today. “I’m very proud to be a part of United Nations Mission in South Sudan,” said Captain Chunadevi Paudel, a peacekeeper from Nepal, upon receivi Read More...

Unsafe abortion in Nepal

Discussion on safe abortion to be held

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 29 Local chapter of global women’s rights movement, She Decides Nepal, will mark International Safe Abortion Day with an ‘Open House’ event tomorrow to raise awareness on abortion rights. The event will aim to create a safe space for young people to come together and Read More...

Police for strict enforcement of odd-even rule

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 29 Traffic police have intensified action against the vehicles violating the odd-even rule, which is being enforced in Kathmandu valley. Chief district officers of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur had lifted the complete lockdown on September 10, allowing businesses to op Read More...