Indian don tried to kill another Nepal media owner: Police

By Sudeshna Sarkar

Kathmandu, March 7 (IANS) After blaming jailed Indian ganglord Babloo Srivastav for the daylight gunning down of a Nepali media tycoon in Kathmandu exactly a month ago, Nepal police say the underworld don also plotted the murder of another Nepali media owner but failed.

Police say they arrested a 19-year-old boy from Kathmandu Friday after investigations led to him as the person who had disposed of the gun used by two professional killers to fatally shoot Jamim Shah, the controversial owner of Nepali television station Channel Nepal, which had triggered anti-Indian violence in Nepal in 2000.

The arrested teenager, Kishor Khadka, reportedly told police during interrogation that he was part of a network of Indians and Nepalis, including policemen in Nepal, who, following the orders of Babloo had plotted the shooting of Shah in a VIP area of the capital.

Police are claiming that Khadka told them Shah