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Chitwan police understaffed

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Chitwan, October 15

The number of police personnel currently deployed in Chitwan district is said to be deficient by one-third.

As per sources, a total of 711 police personnel are serving in the district while the district has a requirement of 2,177 police personnel.

District Police Office, Chitwan, SP Deepak Thapa said there was one policeman for 854 persons, though the police population ratio should be one cop for 300 persons in metropolitan cities, one cop for 350 in municipalities and one cop for 400 to 500 persons in rural municipalities.

“Actually, we need 2,100 police personnel in the district so that one cop can provide security to 350 persons,” said SP Thapa.

The census 2011 put the population of the district  at 5,69,904. Now the population might have reached around 6,00,000. “As a less number of police personnel have to carry out added responsibility, we are trying to work with highest efficiency,” said SP Thapa.

He said action was taken against 43 police personnel of different ranks, ranging from police constables to police inspectors, for violating professional ethics over the past three months in the district. Five of them were suspended. However, 33 police personnel who performed their duty well were felicitated in the district.  “In cases of emergency, we bring extra police personnel from adjoining districts,” said SP Thapa.


A version of this article appears in print on October 16, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.


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