Kalaiya mayor arrested for distributing rotten rice to lockdown-affected

File: Rajesh Raya, the mayor of Kalaiya sub-metropolitan city

Kathmandu, April 21

Police in Bara district of Province 2 on Tuesday arrested the mayor of Kalaiya sub-metropolitan city on the charge of distributing rotten rice and other substandard foodstuffs to the people affected by the ongoing lockdown as relief materials.

A team deployed from the District Police Office arrested Rajesh Raya in the city this afternoon, according to SP Krishna Pangeni, the chief of the District Police Office. Earlier, the DPO had received a few complaints against him.

SP Pangeni says Raya has been currently kept at the DPO for interrogation and investigation.

Before this, the police had arrested seven persons for their alleged involvement in the distribution of rotten rice and lentils.

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