Former king of Nepal Gyanendra's son-in-law illegally took control of a leading casino here with the help of some Maoist employees after a row between two Indian businessmen over revenue sharing, a official of the gaming company has alleged.
The Casino Royale operating from Hotel Yak & Yeti was illegally taken over by Raj Bahadur Singh, Gyanendra's son-in-law following a tussle between two Indian businessmen, the management said. It is one of the seven casinos being operated under the management of Nepal Recreation Centre.
Baba Sarkar Shrestha, consultant of NRC, whose managing director is Indian national Rakesh Wadhwa, told PTI that "Raj Bahadur Singh illegally took over control of the casino on Wednesday with the support of some Maoist employees."
Five star Hotel Yak and Yeti situated in Durbarmarg, owned by Indian national Radheshyam Sarraf, broke its contract with Indian casino King Wadhwa for not paying dues to the hotel as per the contract and handed the management to Guilt Investment Pvt. Ltd, a company owned by ex-King's son in law on Wednesday.
Rajiv Bhatta, general manager appointed by Wadhwa, was denied entry into the casino on Wednesday as Singh took over control of the casino, a casino staffer said.
They took all the gaming equipments and seized accounts without any prior information, she said. Even though the hotel took control of the management all the property belongs to NRC, said Shrestha.