Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, December 31:

The committee formed to investigate whether Inspector Madan KC’s pistol was looted or stolen from his house would seek departmental action against the inspector.

The four-member committee constituted under the coordination of Deputy Inspector General of Police, Bijayraj Bhatta, has found that the pistol was stolen from KC’s house a few days before KC reported that it had been looted.

“If KC had not lied to the office, the robbery at Nabil bank at Kantipath, by Niranjan KC, the brother-in-law of KC, could have be avoided,” the committee has stated in its report.

The report states that KC’s intention was found to be malafide.

Inspector Madan KC had told a fabricated story about how his pistol was looted at Bishnumati bridge in Balaju by a group of five armed persons on December 15, the report stated.

The team is scheduled to submit its report on Monday.

“The report has been completed,” the committee sources told The Himalayan Times today.

The team was formed after Niranjan Khanal, who robbed the Nabil Bank with the inspector’s pistol, told the police that he had stolen the pistol from KC’s house a few days before he robbed the bank. Khanal was caught by the army at Kupandol on December 22.