After losing the fight for the top post, AIGP Bishwa Raj Pokharel resigns

File: AIG Bishwa Raj Pokharel
File: AIG Bishwa Raj Pokharel

Kathmandu, July 18

Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Bishwa Raj Pokharel has resigned after failing to win a legal battle for the top police position.

A source at Nepal Police tells Onlinekhabar that he handed in his resignation in person to the Human Resource Department on Monday.

Pokhrel had filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court against the government’s decision to appoint Dhiraj Pratap Singh as the new inspector general of Nepal Police.

The apex court, on Friday, upheld the cabinet decision to appoint Dhiraj Pratap Singh as the chief of Nepal Police.

Following that decision, Pokharel decided to resign from his post. His resignation will have to be accepted by the council of ministers.

Pokharel was unhappy that the government had appointed Singh to the position of IGP.

The decision had turned controversial as a violation of the seniority order in the national police organisation. Bishwa Raj Pokharel was in the first rank and Dhiraj Pratap Singh in the third.

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