KATHMANDU — Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Teku has arrested a gang of four fake policemen on charges of doing fake raids in various stores and shops on Sunday.
The fake police gangs used to undermine shopkeepers and collect ransom from them, according to police. The gang was active in Kalanki, New Baneshwor, Samakhushi, Thamel zones, among others.
The four-member gang was led by Top Bahadur Kunwar also known as Deepak, 55 of Gwadi-8 of Gulmi, informed SP Sahakul Bahadur Thapa, spokesperson of the division.
Other members of the gang are Govinda Chaulagain, 40, Chauri VDC of Kavre, Nim Bahadur Kunwar, 50, Bijuli-9 of Pyuthan and Sunil Chaudhary, 28, Biratnagar-6 of Morang district, Thapa said. Of them Chaudhary was found involved in the preparing identity cards and other documents required to carry out police raids.
Following a tipoff from a special source, a squad deployed from the division had arrested the gang red-handed while they were conducting a fake raid.
Kunwar was acting as a deputy superintendent of police, Chaulagain as an inspector and Nim Bahadur was posing as a sub-inspector. Police seized Indian Rs 16,500 and NRS 60,000 from their possession, police said.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.