Kathmandu, February 12
A day before the retirement of the incumbent Upendra Kanta Aryal, the government has appointed DIG Jaya Bahadur Chanda as IGP of Nepal Police. On Monday, 11 AIGs are retiring along with Aryal.
AIGs Yadav Adhikari, Bishwa Raj Singh Shahi, Parshu Ram Khatri and Sushil Bar Singh Thapa are ‘going home’ on Monday. AIGs Rajendra Singh Bhandari, Surendra Bahadur Shah, Bigyan Raj Sharma, Pratap Singh Thapa, Birendra Babu Shrestha, Ramesh Shekhar Bajracharya are also retiring together with Aryal. They have served the police force for 30 years.
Nepal Police had slots available for seven AIGs but during the premiership of Sushil Koirala, then government had created two more AIG positions. Narayan Bastakoti and Ganesh Raj Rai have already retired as Nepal Police AIGs.
Meanwhile at the Armed Police Force, three AIG positions will be vacant now. With Singha Bahadur Shrestha appointed APF IG, the incumbent chief Durja Kumar Rai and three AIGs are retiring. Upon completion of 30-year service, IGP Rai and AIG trio Krishna Kumar Tamang and Jit Bahadur Pun are ‘going home’.