Home Minister directs new provincial police chiefs to control Biplav’s activities

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa meets chiefs of provincial units of Nepal Police, in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Photo: Kiran Bhattarai/Minister’s Secretariat

Kathmandu, June 18

Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has directed newly appointed police chiefs of all the provinces to control activities of the Maoist group led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ as the government has banned the group.

Minister Thapa summoned the new provincial police chiefs to his office in Kathmandu today and directed them to keep an eye on the activities of the group led by his former comrade. Likewise, he also directed police to stay alert against activities of separatist and royalist forces.

An official who attended the meeting informs that Minister thapa said the police officials should make people feel that the state is with them.

“Don’t take yourself as an officer. Also consider your duty as a responsible citizen,” Thapa reportedly told them.

The Minister also highlighted that each province had their own problems and the police leadership should be skilled at handling them efficiently.

The government has appointed Thakur Prasad Gyawali, Pradyumna Karki, Sher Bahadur Basnet, Binod Sharma Ghimire, Suresh Bikram Shah, Purna Chandra Joshi and Tarini Lamsal as police chiefs of provinces 1, 2, 3, Gandaki, 5, Karnali and Sudurpaschim respectively.

Published on June 18th, Tuesday, 2019 1:57 PM

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