Ex-driver, party worker held for robbery at Mahantha Thakur's house

KATHMANDU: Police said they have arrested two persons on charge of robbery at Tarai-Madhes Democratic Party Chairman Mahantha Thakur's Sanothimi-based residence and physical assualt at his daughter Dr Minakshi Thakur.

Police identified the suspects as 23-year-old Ranjit Prasad Gupta of Sarlahi and 32-year-old Prachanda Pratap Singh aka Pramananda of Mahottari.

It has been learned that Gupta was once Thakur's driver. Singh used to be a regular visitor to Thakur's residence as he was a supporter of Thakur's party.

Nepal Police's Metropolitan Crime Division said a special team of security personnel nabbed the duo from different places in the Valley yesterday.

On September 9, two robbers had barged into Thakur's residence and decamped with a briefcase. They allegedly assaulted Dr Minakshi with a khukuri and inflicted injury on one of her hands.

MPCD said it was Gupta who threw chilly powder on her face during the heist.

Both of them had planned the robbery with an agreement to share the booty, the MCD said referring to its investigation.

They were handed over to the Metropolitan Police Circle, Bhaktapur today for legal action, the MCD said.

Gupta and Singh are currently residing at Pepsikola of Kathmandu.

 

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