Public, police partnership urged to eliminate crimes in Thamel


Aug 5, 2018-

Local residents and police should co-operate to fight the rising incidence of crimes in Thamel, various speakers said at a public forum on Saturday.

During the public hearing organized by the Metropolitan Police Circle Lainchaur here today, the speakers said security forces alone would not be sufficient to curb crimes, particularly in tourist hubs like Thamel in Kathmandu.

Chief of Metropolitan Police Range Kathmandu, Senior Superintendent of Police Bishworaj Pokhrel said police work diligently to maintain peace and security in the Kathmandu Valley.

Kathmandu Metropolis Ward 16 Chairman Mukunda Rijal contested this claim. He complained police were yet to work up to the mark to maintain security in Thamel. Police and people’s representatives need to co-operate and work jointly to ensure security and safety of tourists in Thamel, he said.

Thamel is an upscale tourist hub in Kathmandu that has made Nepal popular in the international tourism circuit.

Elsewhere, Lainchaur Police attended to 6,692 complaints in one month.

They resolved problems of 39 tourists; arrested four murderers; held four persons with Rs 2 million doing hawala, or illegal money transfer racket; arrested six persons trafficking in wild animals’ hide, and two motorcycle thieves.

Published: 05-08-2018 07:28

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