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Diffusion notice against former DIG Silwal

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, January 22

Nepal Police today issued a diffusion against its former deputy inspector general Nawa Raj Silwal, who was elected to the House of Representatives under the first-past-the-post electoral system from Lalitpur Constituency No 1. Silwal was elected on the CPN-UML ticket.

A diffusion is an international alert that notifies law enforcement authorities of an INTERPOL member country that another country issuing the notice is seeking the arrest of the person specified in the notice.

A highly-placed source at Nepal Police headquarters told THT that the diffusion was issued by its National Central Bureau. The NCB coordinates international investigative cooperation between law enforcement agencies of Nepal and those of other INTERPOL member countries all over the world.

The source said the NCB had circulated the notice to all 190 INTERPOL member countries.

A diffusion is circulated directly by NCB either to one particular INTERPOL member country or all INTERPOL member countries.

Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu on January 2 had issued an arrest warrant against Silwal to proceed with police investigation to establish who were responsible for tampering with Silwal’s performance evaluation report.

Silwal had filed a case at the Supreme Court claiming he had the highest marks in the performance evaluation report and hence he should be promoted to the post of IGP of Nepal Police. However, the apex court later upheld that Prakash Aryal, who is now IGP of Nepal Police, had the highest marks.

The apex court, then, ordered a probe to ascertain who were responsible for tampering with Silwal’s performance evaluation report after which Nepal Police lodged a case against Silwal and sought to arrest him.

UML slams government actions

KATHMANDU: The CPN-UML objected to the government’s efforts, including a diffusion notice to arrest former DIG and House of Representatives elected Nawa Raj Silwal.

According to Party Chair KP Sharma Oli’s Press coordinator Chetan Adhikari, the meeting endorsed the report of the task force led by party leader Subash Chandra Nembang on the distribution of seats in the National Assembly between the party and CPN-Maoist. “Oli also briefed the one-on-one meeting and Party Unity Coordination Committee.

UML secretary Yogesh Bhattarai said the party also decided to make two joint task forces, one of which will deal with ideological parts and another to deal with organisational issues.

The party headquarters meeting of CPN-MC Centre decided to give responsibility to party Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, leader Narayan Kaji Shreshtha and Ram Bhadur Thapa to name the 14 candidates for the NA poll. The team will finalise the names  tomorrow. — HNS

A version of this article appears in print on January 23, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

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