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Inspector Limbu summoned for interrogation over detaining AIG’s son in custody

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 21, 2018-Nepal Police headquarters has summoned Inspector Deu Prasad Limbu of Metropolitan Police Circle, Durbarmarg, for interrogation on a complaint filed against him.

The headquarters summoned Inspector Limbu to interrogate him for keeping three youths in the custody following their arrest from Thamel on Friday night.

The Metropolitan Police Office, Ranipokhari, had formed a three-member team under SSP Ram Krupal Shah to look into the matter.

According to a source, the office on Tuesday had sought written explanation from Inspector Limbu on the issue.

Among the three youths arrested from Thamel on Friday, Sugam Bam is the son of Province 4 AIG Kamal Singh Bam.

According to a preliminary investigation, around eight youth including Sugam Bam were returning home after consuming alcohol from Thamel, the prime tourist hub in the Kathmandu Valley, on Friday night. Sugam along with his friends had a dispute with a taxi driver over the fare in front of Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh building in Thamel.

As the dispute turned ugly, the taxi driver called a plain-clothed policeman for the help.

 A police team arrested them on the charge of disturbing peace under and influence of alcohol and took them to the Metropolitan Police Circle, Durbarmarg.

Later, police released Sugam in the presence of his mother at around 4 am on Saturday. Sugam’s mother then filed a complaint at the Nepal Police headquarters arguing that police beat her son in custody.

Based on the complaint, Nepal Police headquarters and Metropolitan Police Office, Ranipokhari, started investigating against Inspector Limbu.

Meanwhile, police said they arrested Sugam and his friends for disturbing peace under the influence of alcohol and using foul language.

Sugam, however, said that police assaulted him for no reason. “Police started beating me soon after I said that I am the son of a police officer,” he said.

“When they knew that I am son of an AIG, they started behaving me politely,” he further said.

Published: 21-03-2018 19:02

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