police reports Nepal
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Feb 9, 2013 12:28 AM Last Post By: saopedro
Feb 3, 2013 12:24 AM
police reports NepalOn the 21st January, my daughter's camera disappeared from its carry case- lost or stolen- we're not really sure. Anyway, we went the the tourist police in Pokhara and filled in a report. However, they refused to give us a copy as that apparantly only comes after the "investigation" is completed in about 2 weeks. The problem is that I need some kind of evidence for an insurance claim. I have emailed them and so far nothing, but its early days yet. Has anyone had any luck with obtaining reports like this after the fact or am I wasting my time?
Feb 3, 2013 1:23 AM
1they should have issued a police report right away that you filed it as stolen. they must have confused it with the report that is issued after investigation which is entirely different thing. be persistent - call or if you used a guide or an agency there have them pester those police. since the police have nothing to loose (or gain for that matter hopefully) form this they will issue a report eventually.
Feb 3, 2013 1:35 AM
Feb 3, 2013 3:01 AM
3If you know a Nepali, go along with him or her to the police - this will make it far easier. Nepali culture is very different from "western" culture, and getting aggressive etc (not that I am assumeing that the OP will do that, but it is quite common amongst visitors), will be very counter productive.
The police could be hoping for a "consideration"...
Feb 3, 2013 4:06 AM
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Feb 4, 2013 12:24 AM
6I did think about offering to pay a "fee" to take the form out of the office for long enough to take it to a photocopy shop but didn't know how to phrase my offer correctly. I was afraid that if I said it to the wrong person, they might take offence and I could end up thrown in jail for attemping to bribe a police officer!
Feb 4, 2013 12:28 AM
7I just wrote a post but it got pulled up by the electronic moderator. I might substitute the word I had used for the words 'offered tea".
I did think about offering to pay a "fee " to take the form out of the copshop and to a photocopy place but didn't know how to phrase my offer correctly in a way that wouldn't end my holiday in the slammer for having offered tea to the wrong person.
Feb 4, 2013 1:05 AM
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Feb 5, 2013 8:00 PM
11In 18 years in Nepal, I have had to file only one Police Report; however, it was for a stolen shoulder bag containing money and my Passport. I had to file a report at a District Office in Kathmandu in Paknajol (close to Thamel, Kathamandu) plus at the Interpol office near Durbar Square. Both offices gave me a copy of the report immediately, same day as the theft. I did not even have to ask for it - it was offered. I did go with a Nepali friend - maybe that made the difference. Assuming you are still in Nepal, I would ask for help and go back to the office (or even the Home Ministry in Singh Durbar. They are in charge of the Police. Just in case that doesn't get action, I would prepare a letter in advance stating that I had made a Police Report (name the office and date) but that I had been refused a copy of the report. Have the senior authority present sign it and have it witnessed by the Nepali individual that accompanied you to the Office. If no one will sign the letter, have the Witness sign it anyway, stating that he or she witnessed the fact that signed confirmation could not be obtained. Get a specific name and address for your Insurance Company to contact for more information.
Feb 9, 2013 12:28 AM
12still trekking- unfortunately too late for any of your good suggestions as I have left Nepal. In retrospect I should have taken a photo of the police report with my iPad. No reply so far to any of my emails to them.
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