The government has established an investigative panel to look into the use of police force during a sit-in protest held at Police Range, Teku, on July 31. The inquiry is in response to statements made by a lawyer regarding the incident. The Home Ministry’s spokesperson, Joint Secretary Narayan Prasad Bhattarai, disclosed that the probe committee, comprising five members, was assembled on Wednesday, with Under-Secretary Ram Bahadur Shahi from the Ministry overseeing coordination.
The committee’s task involves investigating the situation and delivering its findings within 10 days. Its members include representatives from the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley Police Office, and the National Investigation Department.
Furthermore, a separate five-member inquiry panel was also established on the same day to examine the deaths of two inmates, Binod Tolangi and Akash Balami (also known as Bikas Shrestha), within Sankhuwasabha jail. These individuals tragically lost their lives due to a clash among inmates within the prison on the aforementioned Wednesday.
The second probe committee, overseen by Director Kamal Prasad Pandey of the Department of Prison Management, includes representatives from the Nepal Police, National Investigation Department, and the District Administration Office of Sankhuwasabha.
With inputs from RSS