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Case filed against ‘violation’ of standard in reconstruction of Ranipokhari

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KATHMANDU — A case has been filed against government employees, citing violation of norms in the reconstruction of the Ranipokhari, the historic pond situating at the heart of Kathmandu.

People who claimed themselves as working for the conservation of heritage sites moved the Metropolitan Police Office, Teku, demanding a probe into the matter and action against founding violating the standard.

Senior Engineer at the Department of Archaeology, Sampat Ghimire, Director at Urban Infrastructure Development Department at the Kathamandu Metropolitan City Office,Uttar Kumar Regmi and contractor Arjun Kandel have been named as defendants in the ase filed as per the Clause 3 (1) of the Government Cases Act, Nepal-1992,exercising the right ensured by the Article 32 of the Nepal’s constitution, said one Monalisa Maharjan who prefers to her herself as heritage lover.

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The 400-year-old artificial pond was built by the then king of Malla dynasty, Pratap Malla, to console his queen aggrieved by the death of her son, was badly damaged by the 2015 April Earthquake.

Presently, the reconstruction works have been halted due to internal disputes. Authorities concerned have been accused of ignoring the originality and sensitivity of this historic site and using concrete materials in the rebuild works.

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Attempted murder case filed against policeman throwing acid on woman

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CHITWAN — A case under attempted murder has been filed against a Sub-Inspector of Police who allegedly threw acid on a woman.

ASI Ramchandra Khaniya, posted at the Temporary Traffic Post, Tandi Sunday threw acid on Kalpana Shrestha residing in a rented room at Trichowk of Bharatpur Metropolis-4.

Her spouse Kishan Shrestha, 30, of Bharatpur Metropolis-12, a Nepalese Army, has filed a case against the 51-year-old accused, claiming that the attack was intentional and made with a desire to kill the woman.

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Deputy Superintendent of Police said the investigations in detail against the case will start from today. Kabita, 30, is undergoing treatment at the Bharatpur Hospital. She suffers injuries to her ear, eye, chest and legs.

According to Kabita, the accused had been following her for a long time. The Shrestha couple had in the past filed a complaint against him at the police as she was getting telephone calls and threats from him.

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