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Insignia conferred on IGP, APF chief

Himalayan News Service

Inspector General of Police Sarbendra Khanal addressing a function at Nepal Police headquarters, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, April 13, 2018. Photo: AP

Kathmandu, April 12

Home Secretary Prem Kumar Rai conferred insignia on newly appointed Inspector General of Police Sarbendra Khanal and Inspector General of Armed Police Force Shailendra Khanal amid a function organised at the Ministry of Home Affairs today.

They were promoted to the top posts of Nepal Police and APF as per the decision of the council of ministers on Tuesday.

On the decoration ceremony, Secretary Rai underscored the need to respect and maintain the chain of command by everyone in the security agencies and urged the top cops to focus on plugging revenue leakage to make the government’s policy and programme a success.

IGP Khanal expressed his gratitude to the Government of Nepal for its decision to appoint him the top cop which he termed ‘a genuine recognition of his professional integrity and efficiency’. He said was proud to head Nepal Police, which was dedicated to the service of the nation and people. “I take this as my added responsibility with challenge and vow to turn it into an opportunity,” he said.

Stating that Nepal Police is guided by the policy directives of the Government of Nepal in line with the principles of human rights, rule of law and citizen supremacy as per the constitution and prevailing laws, Khanal said that the security agency would always remain people-centric and transparent while enforcing laws and maintaining law and order in the country.

Meanwhile, IGP Khanal took charge of office and directed all rank and file of Nepal Police to perform their duties and responsibilities with greater restraint, professionalism, high morale, motivation and accountability.

Addressing a function organised at Nepal Police headquarters, he said, “Police personnel should be a true friend of helpless citizens and victims while maintaining peace and security in society. I direct police personnel to carry out result-oriented, evidence-based and scientific criminal investigation through maximum utilisation of available resources.”

IGP Khanal also said internal strengthening of the organisation, institutional reforms and career development of police employees would be his priority areas.

Similarly, APF Chief Khanal said the security organisation was dedicated to maintaining peace and security, and would work in compliance with the constitution and existing laws.

He also assumed his office today and directed police personnel to fulfil their duties by maintaining professionalism in the interest of the nation and people.

A version of this article appears in print on April 13, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

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