Kathmandu. At a time when questions are being raised about the security situation in the capital after the robbery incident at New Bus Park on Monday, the police headquarters has formed a high-level committee to investigate why and how the incident took place.
According to the head office, the committee has been formed to investigate the damage caused by the movement of the transport businessmen, the looting and the weakness of the police deployed in the area.
A five-member investigation committee has been formed under the leadership of Deputy Inspector General of Police Masood Alam Khan of Valley Police Office Ranipokhari to investigate the incident. Senior Superintendent of Police Himalaya Shrestha, SP Sitaram Rizal, Sanuram Bhattarai and DSP Khumlal Bhusal are members of the committee.
A robbery took place at the Lhotse Mall in the New Bus Park while the protest which started in the Balaju area of the capital due to the abuse of the traffic police on the transport workers took a violent form.
The Central Spokesperson of Nepal Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Posharaj Pokharel informed that the police arrested 15 people, including drivers and co-drivers of public vehicles, who were involved in the robbery and took part in the protest.
The incident of looting and arson occurred due to the protest of transport workers who took to the streets against the traffic police’s rule that since January 1, motorists who violate traffic rules have to pay a fine of 1,500 rupees.
After the incident, serious questions were raised about the peace and security of the capital. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ called the heads of the security agencies to the Singh Darbar on Wednesday after the common citizens questioned the police’s working style.