Follow the chain of command, PM Oli tells Nepal Police

Kathmandu, October 17

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today directed police personnel to follow the chain of command in the course of maintaining law and order.

“Adherence to the chain of command within the police force and loyalty to the rule of law is the only way to get relief from intervention. No one should put unnecessary pressure on police to serve their personal interests,” he said, while addressing a special function organised in the capital to mark the 60th Police Day.

“Nepal Police has acted tough to put an end to the culture of impunity. The government will leave no stone unturned to strengthen the efficiency, capacity and professionalism of the Nepal Police,” he added.

Prime Minister Oli also praised the Nepal Police for its loyalty to the country and the people. “Nepal Police maintained peace and security in the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake, during the SAARC Summit and after promulgation of the new constitution. I would like to express my deepest condolences to the police personnel killed in the line of duty,” he said.

Inspector General of Police Upendra Kant Aryal said cops killed in the line of duty should be declared martyrs. “Nepal Police personnel have set an example by demonstrating courage while carrying out their duties and instilled in people a sense of peace and security,” he explained.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli conferred lifetime achievement award on former AIGP Anantaram Bhattarai. Similarly, IGP Aryal honoured various cops with letter of appreciation in recognition of their exemplary performance. SP Kiran Bajracharya received the Best Police Investigator Award. Earlier, Prime Minister Oli laid a wreath at a memorial on the premises of Nepal Police Headquarters, Naxal, to pay tributes to police personnel killed in the line of duty.