Sitaula asks cops to ensure law and order

Kathmandu, November 10:

Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula today directed Chief District Officers (CDOs) and chiefs of regional police units to take stricter measures to maintain law and order in the country.

“Action will be taken if you make delays in serving the people,” Sitaula said at a regional security meeting attended by the CDOs of 10 districts and chiefs of the police units. The meeting was held in Singha Durbar.

He urged officials to control miscreants and unwanted elements.He urged the bureaucracy to make decisions faster. He told bureaucrats and police officers not to take leave and ask for posting and promotion.

“This is not the time to relax and enjoy. Do not seek direction from the Home Minister for executing any any programme at the district level. Realise your responsibility and go ahead,” said Sitaula. “This is a transition period and the administration should move ahead upholding the spirit of the people’s movement,” Sitaula said.

Chief Election Commissioner Bhoj Raj Pokhrel asked bureaucrats and police officers to help conduct constituent assembly polls.

“The Election Commission is working to revise some laws. Holding polls will be difficult at a time when all VDC secretaries have been displaced. All the parties should help the EC conduct elections,” said Pokhrel.

Chief Secretary Bhoj Raj Ghimire told the bureaucrats and police officers to work in a transparent manner.