Security guard who asked a minister to wait in queue freedHome minister orders Gurung’s release after Minister Shrestha pardoned him.
A security guard who was detained for asking a minister to wait in a queue has been released on general date, the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu said.
Sher Jung Gurung had asked Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Ram Shrestha to stand in a queue for visa processing for Canada at Chhaya Centre, Thamel, on Friday.
Gurung was taken into police custody after Minister Shrestha took the issue up with Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand. Following a written request by Shrestha, Home Minister Khand had ordered the Metropolitan Police Range to remand Gurung in custody.
“After Gurung confessed his mistake, I requested the home minister to free him,” Minister Shrestha told the post.
Dinesh Raj Mainali, spokesperson for the police range, confirmed Gurung’s release.
The Kathmandu District Administration remanded Gurung in custody for five days following Shrestha’s complaint.
Gurung was detained at the Metropolitan Police Circle Durbarmarg for “indecent” behavior with a sitting minister. Minister Shrestha on Friday had reached the visa application centre for biometrics for a Canada trip.