POKHARA: Police in Kaski district today have made public a man arrested for stealing properties from various ward offices in the past one year. As many as 11 ward offices of Pokhara Metropolis have been stolen in the past one year. The arrested has been identified as Kishor Thapa (51) of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-11, currently residing in Ram Bazaar of Pokhara-10.

Police parade arrestees — Kishor Thapa (second from left) arrested for stealing from various ward offices of Pokhara Metropolis and Ropchandra Gopali (left) for purchasing the stolen items — during a press meet organised at Kaski District Police Office, in Pokhara, on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Photo: Rishi Baral/THT
Police parade arrestees — Kishor Thapa (second from left) arrested for stealing from various ward offices of Pokhara Metropolis and Ropchandra Gopali (left) for purchasing the stolen items — during a press meet organised at Kaski District Police Office, in Pokhara, on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Photo: Rishi Baral/THT
A team of security personnel deployed from Baidam-based Ward Police Office arrested Thapa from Shahid Chok, Pokhara-6, on Sunday. Police seized stolen items from Thapa's residence. Police informed that Thapa had partly sold out the stolen items. In addition, police seized tools — rod, screw driver, gloves and mask — used in the theft. Addressing a press meet, Chief of the DPO, Superintendent of Police (SP) Dan Bahadur Karki said, a theft and robbery case has been filed against Thapa at Kaski District Court. Convicted in another theft and robbery case, Thapa had served a prison term of five years from 1989-1994 and three years for a theft case from 2014 to 2017, at the Central Jail in Kathmandu. Likewise, police also paraded Rupchandra Gopali (36) who has been arrested for purchasing laptop, camera, computer, CPU among other stolen items. Gopali, the resident of Thaha Municipality-12 in Makawanpur district had been operating a computer solution shop in Kalanki, KMC-14. The properties including cash were stolen from the offices of Pokhara Metropolis ward no. 2, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 25, 29 and 31 on various nights, the ward offices informed.