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Fake police gang held

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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.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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