SP Subedi lauded for curbing crime

- Shyam Sundar Shashi, Janakpur

Sep 4, 2014-

In a short span of time, Superintendent of Police Uttam Raj Subedi has brought to book dozens of murder convicts at large in the district. Following his transfer to Dhanusha 13 months ago on Aug 30, 2013, Subedi has been able to curb organised crime and arrested most of the leaders of the Tarai-based armed outfits.

Prior to his transfer, cases including the murder of media person Uma Singh, media businessman Arun Singhaniya, and the bomb blast at Ramananda Chowk which claimed five lives had been in the shadows, while several heinous crimes like murder, abduction, and extortion had become common in the district.

Due to relentless efforts and perseverance, Subedi was fortunate enough to achieve the targeted success, battling the protection of political parties to some extent.

Following substantial leads, Subedi was able to make headway into the Ramananda Chowk bomb blast, ultimately arresting the alleged mastermind, Mukesh Chaudhary, and chief advisor of the armed outfit, former lawmaker Sanjay Sah. Both have been remanded into police custody pending further investigation.

Similarly, Rajan Mukti, supreme commander of Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha, politburo member Shyam Yadav of Akhil Tarai Mukti Morcha and Umesh Yadav involved in the murder of media person Uma Singh have been arrested and remanded into custody.

Among countless arrests, police had arrested the murderers of lecturer Satya Narayan Gaderi, teaching Nepali at Janak Sanskrit Bidhyapith, within 36 hours, while two youths were nabbed immediately following the gang-rape of a minor at Begadawar couple of weeks ago.

Over the period of 13 months, police have arrested 152 people convicted of various crimes. During Subedi’s term, local gold businessman Balram Prasad Shah was arrested with Rs 7.3 million in cash, 390 kgs of silver worth Rs 25 million, and six kgs of gold worth Rs 27.5 million. Likewise, Khambir Raulya, 21, of Melbisauni-4, Bajhang, was held in possession of 10 kgs of gold. Both are in custody.

Meanwhile, giving credit to his team for the successful operations, Subedi said that the contribution of Inspector Govinda Puri, Chief of Crime Branch under the District Police Office, could not be undermined, in a press meet on Tuesday. Puri had played a pivotal role in the investigation into the bomb blast at Ramananda Chowk. Subedi said that the only regret he had was that he was unable to arrest those involved in the Singhaniya murder case. However, Subedi claimed that they had found substantial leads into the case. Although the case was almost forgotten before Subedi’s transfer with all its archives either destroyed or missing. Singhaniya was murdered at Shiva Chowk on the eve of ‘Fagu Purnima’ on March 1, 2010.  

Published: 05-09-2014 09:29

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