HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: City guards of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City have been using the insignia of Nepal Police personnel illegally. There are 195 city guards, including five ‘inspectors’, 16 sub-inspectors, 33 assistant sub-inspectors, 24 head constables and 117 constables, tasked with implementing decisions of the KMC. However, their uniforms are different from NP’s.
National Vigilance Centre has asked the KMC to furnish legal documents on the use of government security forces’ insignia twice, but the KMC is yet to respond. KMC officials said city council has been governing city police operation for 20 years. The officials said a bylaw is on the cards to deal with insignia of the city police. NVC under-secretary Sher Bahadur Dhungana said the city guards are using NP insignia illegally. He said city police posts are also creating confusion among the people. “The KMC has made a mockery of the law,” added Dhungana.
Nepal Police spokesperson DIG Binod Singh said the city police have different uniform, though their insignia is the similar.