Police reiterates it hasn't made any official disclosure on Nawaraj Silwal case

KATHMANDU: On Monday, there were several reports doing rounds about Nepal Police issuing a diffusion notice to former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and recently elected Member of Federal Parliament Nawaraj Silwal.

A diffusion is similar to notices (international alerts) but less formal and is sent directly by a member country to INTERPOL or country of choice seeking arrest of or requesting location or additional information in relation to an investigation.

However, Nepal Police Spokesperson Deputy Inspector General DIG Manoj Neupaney has said that the department has not made any disclosure regarding developments related to Nawaraj Silwal case as it is an under-investigation matter.

According to the police, the law forbids elements of an under-investigation case being made public inorder to maintain secrecy and avoid any undue influence.

Speaking to THT Online, DIG Neupaney said, "This is the official stance of Nepal Police that we cannot share any information privy to an under-investigation case. The same applies to this case as well."

The Kathmandu Metropolitan Office, on January 2, had issued a warrant against Silwal to interrogate his involvement in a government document forgery case.

The Supreme Court (SC) had ordered the government to take action against Silwal, after issuing a verdict that Silwal had submitted forged performance appraisal reports to the apex court seeking appointment as the chief of Nepal Police.