Nawalpur district without prison

Nawalpur, September 7

The local administration in Nawalpur has been facing a hard time due to lack of prison in the district. The district was formed as part of state restructuring after splitting erstwhile Nawalparasi district.

“We have been compelled to keep detainees at Rajahar-based Area Police Office. People awaiting trail have either been sent to Chitwan District Prison or Parasi District Prison as per convenience. It is very hard for us to take them to Chitwan and Parasi and bring them back for court hearing,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Lilaraj Lamichhane at District Police Office, Nawalpur. He said the government needed to establish a prison in the district at the earliest.

Nepal police has arrested  a total of 199 persons, including seven women, for their alleged involvement in different criminal activities by the end of August this fiscal.

Of them, as many as 143 males and 5 females were released on bail while two males were released on date. Four minors have been sent to rehabilitation centre. Remaining 43 males and two women have been remanded to judicial custody to other districts, as per DPO Nawalpur.

Meanwhile, Chief District Officer Deepak Raj Nepal said that the process of acquiring necessary land to manage government offices in the district was under way and they would construct the prison building soon after land acquisition.

“It is not possible to operate the prison in rented building. Hence, it may take little longer to settle the problem,” said CDO Nepal.