Lalita Niwas land-grab case: Two more arrested

KATHMANDU : Police on Sunday arrested two more individuals on charge of their involvement in the embezzlement of land plots of Lalita Niwas.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police Dinesh Acharya said the arrested ones are then Chief of Samarjung Company Lok Hari Ghimire and Survey Officer Dhruba Aryal.

Ghimire has been charged of his reluctance to protect the government’s land while Aryal was then deployed in the survey of the land plots there.

Earlier, arrest warrants were issued in their name.

Likewise, the CIB has already nine persons on the same issue.

Prior to this, CIB had held Min Bahadur Gurung, 69, owner of the Bhatbhateni Super Market, Dharma Prasad Gautam, 80, of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-7, Gopal Karki, 70, of Chandragiri Municipality-3 and Sudhir Shah, 68, of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-4 on charge of their involvement in the forgery of government documents intending to transfer public land at Lalita Niwas in Baluwatar in the name of private individuals.

The CIB has said investigations are underway and they will be concluded soon. RSS

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