From The Nepali Press
Drishti, 21 December
FROM ISSUE #227 (24 DEC 2004 - 30 DEC 2004) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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There is no doubt that the police were themselves involved in the Nabil Bank robbery where the pistol used by the robber belonged to a policeman. Although the police helped to recover the bank's Rs 6 million, they have not yet furnished any further details about the incident. Even till now, the police have not been able to find those involved in the loot: proof that the police department is failing in its duty. In the last four months, there were 81 robberies where more than Rs 100 million worth of cash and items were stolen. So far the police have been able to nab only seven robbers and there are indications the police were involved. On 11 October, policemen Balbahadur Pun, Amar Buda and Gyan Bahadur BK, all of whom were based at the police headquarters looted a grocery store at Sitapaila. The police took legal action only against Pun. His accomplices are walking scot free. Just a week after the Sitapaila robbery, another policeman, Sudarsan Prasai, posted at the National Investigation Department was involved in looting a house in Balaju. Even the security force personnel have been associated with robberies in the city. On 17 October, some of those who robbed about Rs 45,000 from a house in Budhanilkantha were dressed in army uniform. If this dangerous trend continues, the scale of lawlessness will become uncontrollable.