Rape-convicted found recruited as temporary police mobilized during local polls
KATHMANDU, May 22: A rape convicted person has been found selected for temporary police mobilized during the elecently held local level election.
The officials came to know about the incident only during a farewell event organized to bid farewell to temporary police who served the government for 40 days during the recently held elections.
He is Kamal Prasad Pokharel, 33, of Bhadrapur Municipality-7, Jhapa. He is currently living in Udayapur after migrating there in 2074 BS. He is currently in police custody in Udayapur.
Kamal was convicted in a rape case in Udayapur by the court in 2074 BS. He was accused of raping a 17 years old girl. The court had also slapped a fine of Rs 100,000 and jail term of nine years against him.
The police administration seems to have given little priority to the Criminal Record System while recruiting temporary police.
How was he arrested?
After being recruited as a temporary police personnel, Kamal’s sister had posted his picture in uniform in TikTok. His sister and the victim ( girl who was raped by Kamal) were connected in social media. The victim then reported to police about the incident.