Security beefed up in Nepal capital
Last Updated: Thursday, April 08, 2010, 22:58
Kathmandu: Nepal Police has beefed up security following high-profile murders in the capital over the last few months that has fuelled concerns over the deteriorating law and order situation.

The police recovered a US-made automatic weapon during a "special inspection" at Casino Venus located at Hotel Malla in the capital yesterday.

According to the police, restaurants, night clubs, casinos and dance bars in Kathmandu have become shelters for criminals these days.

During the raid, police found the weapon in parked Suzuki car in the casino premises.

The car has been taken into control while its owners escaped during the raid, a police official said.

After the murder of media tycoon Jamim Shah near Casino Rad and attempt on the life of a medical college director two months ago in the same venue, the police has stepped up security.

The police recently arrested three restaurant operators from Kathmandu's Baneshwor area for mis-behaving and charging excessive amount from two Indian tourists.

The Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range arrested them during a raid acting upon a tip-off, according to Superintendent of Police Ganesh K.C.

Complains have been received from Indian tourists that they have been cheated in Thamel and Baneshwor areas, where restaurants charge Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 from them by increasing their bills ten folds.

The police has also intensified checking in all seven casinos of Kathmandu as reports poured about allowing Nepalese players in these gaming outlets illegally.

As per the local law, Nepalese are not allowed inside the casinos.


First Published: Thursday, April 08, 2010, 22:58

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