Sarlahi CDO, police chiefs booked as video exposes them gambling at office

File: Sarlahi District Administration Office
File: Sarlahi District Administration Office

Kathmandu, October 25

The chief district officer (CDO) of the Sarlahi district and top district officials of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force have been removed from their responsibilities as a video leaked on social media showed them playing cards at the office.

As per the law in Nepal, playing cards is considered a form of gambling, which is illegal in the country.

But, a recent video had shown CDO Ram Kumar Mahato, District Police Office chief SP Santosh Singh Rathaur, and Armed Police Force District Office Chief SP Ganga Ram Shrestha have been removed from their responsibilities.

Now, their departments will launch an investigation against them and take further action.

The Ministry of Home Affairs replaced Mahato with Baburam Khatiwada whereas Nepal Police and the APF sent SP Krishna Prasain and SP Bharat Khaniya respectively to replace Rathaur and Shrestha.

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