Sub-inspector held for anti-police conduct

Kathmandu, February 14

Metropolitan Police Office has arrested a sub-inspector for allegedly threatening the owner of a Durbar Marg-based discotheque and its client at gunpoint in a drunken stupor last night.

Sub-inspector Raj Kumar Shrestha was held immediately after an employee at I Club alerted MPO about the incident. He has been kept in the custody of Metropolitan Police Sector, Durbar Marg, for legal action.

Shrestha worked as Control Room Vehicle official for Metropolitan Police Circle, Janasewa.

Senior Superintendent of Police Purna Chandra Joshi, MPO spokesperson, said departmental action was initiated against him for his unprofessional and anti-police conduct.

Police have also arrested one of SI Shrestha’s friend who was with him when the incident occurred.

Reports of alleged collusion of police personnel with perpetrators of various crimes are also coming out in different districts, including Kathmandu.

An official said more than 10 police personnel ranging from the rank of constable to superintendent of police were under scanner.

Earlier, Nepal Police Headquarters had admitted weakness on the part of ‘some’ law enforcement officials in the course of combating crimes and warned them to improve their conduct.

It has also vowed to initiate legal and departmental action against the guilty.

A high-level official at Nepal Police Headquarters said a strong warning was issued to police units across the country to keep constant vigil on the activities of on-duty cops and maintain zero tolerance towards any anti-police conduct.