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Police Headquarters recommends Home Ministry to expel SP Bista

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KATHMANDU- The Police Headquarters in Kathmandu has recommended the Superintendent of Police (SP) Dilli Raj Bista of Kanchanpur District Police Office to relieve him from his responsibility.

The Police Headquarters has cited a gross negligence in the investigation into the case related to Nirmala Panta,13, who was raped and murdered on July 26 in Kanchanpur district.

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Police spokesperson Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sailesh Thapa told the National News Agency (RSS) that Inspector General of Police Sarbendra Khanal on October 15 has sent a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs to expel Police Inspector Jagadish Bhatta and SP Bista.

According to the Spokesperson Thapa, the Ministry of Home Affairs is likely to take decision on the matter today.

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Dolpa Ward Chairman held on charge of idol theft

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DOLPA — Karma Gurung, Chairman of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality-5 in Upper Dolpa, was arrested on charge of idol theft from Kathmandu. A team of police personnel from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested Gurung from Bauddha in the capital city.

Police said that Ward Chairman Karma was held for allegedly stealing Buddha idols from Rahap Monastery situated in She-Phoksundo Rural Municipality-4.

Gurung, an independent candidate, was elected the ward chair in the recent local level elections but later joined the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) after the unification of two communist parties.

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Likewise, Ukren Pasang Gurung, 41, and Pasang Lundup Gurung of She-phoksundo Rural Municipality; Jhyampachhuldim Lama, 41, and Tshering Dawa Gurung, 43, of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality were also held from a special team of CIB.

Asked about the arrest of ward chairman, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Dolpa District Police Office Awadesh Bista confirmed Karma Gurung’s arrest on charge of idol theft and added that further investigations were ongoing.

A total of 42 Buddha’s idols were stolen from Rahap Monastery some eight years ago but the locals had noticed the issue just some four months ago.

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