Senior police officials who did not go to the royal palace to receive Dasain tika from the king last month are in trouble. These are officials who would spend hours waiting at different power centres to get transfers to places where they could earn illegally. But when it came to waiting in queue for a tika from the only Hindu monarch in the world, many of them chose to stay at home. Police headquarters has issued a circular to all stations asking them to prepare a list of officials who went to receive tika from the king. Those who did not go to the palace have been asked to furnish an explanation. The headquarter wants their answers at the earliest. Officers fear they will now be blacklisted and not get promotions or be transferred to places not of their choice. The police headquarters is believed to have begun the investigation after a visibly small number of police officers turned up at the palace for royal tika this Dasain.