Wholesale transfer of cops countrywide

Kathmandu, May 20:

The police headquarters, as per the directive of the Home Ministry, yesterday transferred 128 police inspectors across the country.

Sources said that those officers, who were in the Valley during Jana Andolan-II and tried to supress demonstrations, have been transferred to remote districts while those serving outside the Valley have been brought here.

Rajkumar Baijwar, Abhusan Timalsina, Pramod Kharel, Namtiraj Gurung, Kawshi Poudel, Somendra Singh Rathor, Govinda Singh Thakuri, Sanuram Bhattarai, Shyamkrishna Adhikari, Govinda Thapaliya, Surendra Sitaula, Yadav Gharti and Krishna Koirala have been posted at different ward police offices in the Valley.

Nepal Police spokesperson and Senior Superintendent of Police, Ramesh Chand, said the transfer of more personnel, including senior officers, is in the pipeline. “I have heard that the decision is being finalised,” he added.