Ranibari shooters still at large

KATHMANDU: AIG, Madan Bahadur Khadka, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, had pledged to bring the assailants riding on Pulsar brand black motorcycle to book within 24 hours of the shoot-out. However, more than 48 hours have passed since AIG Khadka had said a swoop of police would net the assailants and the assailants are still at large.

Reacting to AIG Khadka's commitment, in-charge of Metropolitan Police Crime Division, SSP Rana Bahadur Chand, said the police have already identified the physical features of the two unidentified motorcycle-bore assailants and would nab them soon.

"They are local terrorists and are reportedly holding up in Kathmandu. They will be brought to book as soon as possible," he added.

Meanwhile, Nepal Police have fanned out pain-clothed police personnel and informers to throw net at them. Earlier, the police had assigned two officials for Pampati's personal security following the shootout in which he luckily escaped unhurt.

"The police have arrested around 10 suspects and are questioning them," said Chand.

The motive behind the shoot-out continues to baffle the public and the law enforcement agencies days after the incident.--HNS