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Pant murder: IGP says probe needs time as PM reminds him of cost of mishandling

Prime Minister KPSharma Oli and Nepal Police IG Sarbendra Khanal at the function organised on the occasion of Nepal Police Day, on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Kathmandu, October 11

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli suggested that Nepal Police investigate into the mysterious rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Pant of Kanchanpur district around three months ago and book the perpetrators at the earliest.

Speaking at a function organised on the occasion of Nepal Police Day at the Police Headquarters in Naxal, the Prime Minister said the national police organisation should pay its price if it failed to conclude the investigations.

He was of the view that mishandling of the investigation would tarnish the image of Nepal Police even if the organisation recorded 90 per cent success in overall.

Speaking at the same function, Inspector General of Nepal Police, Sarbendra Khanal, said a proper investigation would require time, suggesting no one should pressure on the police organisation to speed up the probe.

Stating that Nepal Police was the only experts’ group available in Nepal for the investigation of criminal cases, Khanal said it, however, could not fix the time required for every investigation.

He also demanded that all stakeholders including the government and general public extend support to police to control crimes in the society.

Both of them, however, did not mentioned the rape and murder of Pant though both referred to the case indirectly.

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa was also present at the programme. He, however, did not speak.


Published on October 11th, Thursday, 2018 11:39 AM


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