Suspect held after a man is robbed by two persons pretending to be copsPolice have arrested a suspect and are searching for a second one after they allegedly robbed a man by pretending to be police officers in the Capital last week.
Police have arrested a suspect and are searching for a second one after they allegedly robbed a man by pretending to be police officers in the Capital last week.
A team from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Baneshwor, arrested 20-year-old Saugat Luitel from Jadibuti, Kathmandu, on Tuesday, based on a description provided by the victim, whom police identified as Bal Bahadur Sarki.
According to police, Luitel and his friend Yohuna Ghale Magar had allegedly snatched Sarki’s phone and cash by pretending to be police officers in Pepsicola.
“Luitel and Magar had reportedly identified themselves as police inspector and sub-inspector to Sarki on the night of the incident. They then went on to perform a body search on Sarki and snatched his mobile phone and cash,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Govinda Raj Kafle, in-charge of the circle, told the Post.
Sarki had filed a police complaint and provided the details of Luitel and Magar at the circle following the incident. Kafle said police were looking for Magar while also investigating the past criminal record of the suspects “We are investigating if the duo had a previous criminal history of similar nature,” Kafle said.