Police launch manhunt to arrest Prasain

Kathmandu, January 16

Police said today they had launched a manhunt to arrest Druga Prasain, owner of Jhapa based B&C Medical College.

Shree Krishna Giri, vice-chairman of the Medical Education Commission had yesterday filed an application with the Metropolitan Police Range, Bhaktapur, seeking security, citing threat to his life from Prasain. The Bhaktapur District Administration Office issued Giri’s arrest warrant today, said police.

Organising a press conference on January 8, Prasain had charged Giri of demanding Rs 200 million from him for granting affiliation to his medical college, at a meeting held at Dwarika’s Hotel.

According to Prasain, Giri had demanded 10 per cent share of his medical college if he could not give him the money.

Organising a separate press meet on the same day, Giri had refuted the charges saying that the charges levelled against him were baseless, misleading and condemnable.

Prasain had filed a case against Giri at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority and the Department of Money Laundering Investigation for earning disproportionate property on January 15. Bhaktapur Chief District Officer Humakala Pandey refused to comment on the issue.

Senior Superintendent of Police Sabin Pradhan, head of Bhaktapur Police said police were looking for Prasain. “We have deployed our police team to arrest Prasain, who is on the run,” SP Pradhan said.

Meanwhile, Kathmandu District Court today issued a notice asking Prasain to produce clarification to the court within 21 days on his controversial remarks about Giri.

Giri had filed a defamation case against Prasain at the court on Tuesday.