Theft cases on rise

Kathmandu, 13 Aug । Theft cases have increased in the country lately. Police Headquarters shared information that police filed theft cases against a total of 2,646 people in the last fiscal year.

They were related in various sorts of thefts ranging from ordinary theft (1,142) to dacoity (199), theft using detour (155), vehicle theft (123), livestock theft (11), theft of archaeological items (4) and theft in 3-person group (3). The Central Spokesperson of Nepal Police, Bishworaj Pokhrel, informed that the thefts were mostly at day time.

“The absence of people in the quiet atmosphere is favorable by the burglar and the dacoits,” he added. In the Kathmandu Valley alone, 888 people were filed cases of theft last year.

The Metropolitan Police Office, Ranipokhari, informed that 679 were involved in common theft while 52 were in theft of motorcycle, 36 in theft with use of detour and 87 in dacoity.

The Superintendent of Police, Shyam Lal Gyawali, informed that although the rate of organized crime was denied, theft cases were on the rise lately.