Action taken against over 2,000 erring cops

Kathmandu, September 18

Nepal Police has taken action against more than 2,032 erring police personnel, including two senior superintendents of police, four superintendents of police, seven deputy superintendents of police and 28 inspectors for their alleged involvement in illegal and unprofessional activities in fiscal 2018-19.

Earlier, Nepali Police had taken action against such cops in fiscal 2017-18.

Nepal Police has intensified action against erring police personnel in a bid to eradicate all irregularities and anomalies existing in the organisation.

According to police, of the total 2,032 police personnel facing action, 256 have been sacked.

Among those sacked, seven will not be eligible for any government posts in the future.

One among them is SP Dilli Raj Bista, who was sacked from the post for his sheer negligence in crime investigation and failure to bring to book culprit(s) involved in the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Mahendranagar, Kanchanpur, on July 26 last year.

Two inspectors, five sub-inspectors, 11 assistant sub-inspectors, 24 head constables and 115 constables also lost their jobs on various charges.

As many as 1,544 police personnel faced departmental actions such as reprimand, warnings, putting grade on hold, split verdict, grade demotion, putting promotion on hold and demotion to the lowest time-scale.

SSP Umesh Raj Joshi, Nepal Police joint spokesperson, said the action was taken for internal reformation in the police organisation.

“Nepal Police has adopted zero tolerance policy against all forms of irregularities within the organisation,” SSP Joshi said.