Woman held for attempting to bribe cops

Kathmandu, March 22

Police have arrested a woman for allegedly trying to bribe cops engaged in investigation into her husband’s criminal offence.

According to Metropolitan Police Circle, Gaushala, Sharmila Lama had offered Rs 3,24,000 bribe to cops for the release of her husband Bibek Lama of Kavre, who was in police custody for pickpocketing.

Police arrested Sharmila with the amount after she called police personnel to Pashupati area to collect the bribe last night. Bibek was caught in the act of pickpocketing Rs 75,000 from SarojKarki in a bus en route to Gaushala from Koteshwor yesterday.

When Bibek was being investigated, Sharmila approached MPC and offered the bribe to a team of three police personnel to avoid legal action against her husband. Senior Superintendent of Police Bishwa Raj Pokharel, chief of Kathmandu police, said Sharmila was held with the cash she offered to the cops.