KATHMANDU: The recent change of guard at Ministry of Home Affairs appears to have infused new confidence among the security bodies.

Hailing the newly appointed Home Minister Bhim Rawal as a bold and dynamic leader, Nawa Raj Silwal, Superintendent of Police at Metropolitan Police Range, Hanumandhoka, claimed that Rawal's able leadership would help the security agencies curb criminal activities in the country.

"Rawal is intolerant of crime and we hope that the security situation would improve in the days to come," he said."Rawal's participatory approach and coordinating capacity are a bonus for security agencies working round the clock to combat criminal activities.

He draws a conclusion only after holding discussions with security experts," explained Silwal.

Though former home minister Bamdev Gautam also cooperated with sub-ordinate agencies, he was often motivated by personal whims, said a deputy superintendent of police on condition of anonymity.

He claimed that the security situation in the Kathmandu Valley had improved dramatically in just a few days after Rawal took charge of the Home Ministry.

Govinda Ram Pariyar, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Metropolitan Police Sector, Bouddha, said the security situation was getting better.

"The government has been taking bold steps to ensure law and order," DSP Pariyar claimed.