KATHMANDU — Three police officers have been suspended in connection with the Landmark Hotel gang rape case in Durbarmarg.
A probe committee formed to investigate into the case has submitted its report to the Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu, on Thursday recommending to suspend three officer involved in the case — DSP Tirak Bharati, Inspector Laxman Singh Thakuri and Sub Inspector Chandra Bahadur Bhandari — and take stern action as per the prevailing Nepal Police regulations.
In a heinous crime like rape, officials who were involved in luring the victim with monetary value for mediating to sign a reconciliation paper with the accused, and not conducting investigation into the case, have been identified and would face the music, it said in a statement on Thursday.
The victim, 22, who had gone to stay over at a Landmark Hotel in Darbarmargh with her boyfriend Sailesh Karki on January 21, had filed an FIR against the four perpetrators — her beau Karki, Bikash Gautam, Deepak Shrestha and Ravi Paudel — at the Durbarmarg-based Metropolitan Police Circle on January 22.
The victim had claimed that she was gang raped by four persons on that dreadful night.
The Metropolitan Police Range Hanumandhoka said the four alleged suspects, who are at large, would be arrested soon.
The case came to limelight after the Durbarmarg-based Metropolitan Police Circle officials declined to register an FIR against the accused rapist instead, they tried to settled down the case in exchange of monetary value.Follow @gorkhapost
Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday
KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.
According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.
President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.
As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.
Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.Follow @gorkhapost