Police free Indian DSP, others caught ‘abducting’ Nepali manDoti police has released a group, led by Indian police deputy superintendent, who were arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly abducting a man from Dipayal-Silgadhi Municipality-8.
Doti police has released a group, led by Indian police deputy superintendent, who were arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly abducting a man from Dipayal-Silgadhi Municipality-8.
Seven people, including the Indian DSP known only as Nagraj, were travelling in a Mahindra Scorpio SUV with the captive man, Lal Bahadur Auji, when police intercepted the vehicle and seized them on Wednesday night.
The District Police Office (DPO), which had refused to acknowledge the incident to the media on Thursday, escorted the suspects to the Nepal-India border, where Rajesh Pandey, the in charge of Banbasa Police Post in India, is said to have come to receive them.
No charges were pressed against DSP Nagraj and the others.
Chief District Officer Gokarna Prasad Sharma said that the detained Indian police personnel as well as Auji were handed over to the Indian authority from Mahakali Zonal Police Office in Kanchanpur. It was an order from the centre, he added.
On Thursday, police had refused to confirm the arrest. However, a source at the DPO had informed the media that the suspects were taken into custody after Auji’s relatives reported to police that he had been whisked away by a group of unidentified men in the middle of the night.
The group had reportedly forced out the information about Auji and his whereabouts from Prasad Karki, a local man.
It is learnt that Auji was being taken to India because he was accused in a burglary case that took place four months ago.