Nepal | July 13, 2020

Dilapidated office buildings pose threat to police personnel’s lives

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Bajura, January 23

Safety of police personnel deployed at various district police offices in the far-west has been compromised as the DPO buildings are old and dilapidated.

The buildings of DPOs in Bajura, Baitadi, Darchula, Bhajhang, and Doti, among others, in the region are in a precarious state.

According to Far-western Regional Police chief DIG Madhav Prasad Nepal, even the slightest tremor could destroy most of the infrastructures housing the police offices in the region.He also stressed on the difficulties that the police offices have been facing to house prisoners.

District Police Office Bajura chief DSP Shyam Prasad Poudel rued the difficulty his unit was facing to run the office. “The buildings are unreliable and do not have enough space to run our day-to-day works,” he said, adding, “As we don’t have a female cell, we are compelled to keep female prisoners with female police personnel.”

Similarly, police chief at Baitadi District Police Office DSP Mohan Pokharel said they faced a tough time during monsoon. “As the buildings are old and leaky, even a drizzle gives us a hard time,” he said.

DIG Nepal pledged to do the needful to end the plight of police personnel. “So far, nothing has happened despite my frequent reminders to the centre. But I’m committed to doing all I can in this regard,” he said. Political leaders of the region also expressed their concerns over the condition of the police offices and urged the government to construct new buildings for them.


A version of this article appears in print on January 24, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Nepal COVID-19 Update: 82 new cases, 147 recoveries reported Sunday

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Health Ministry, in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates on coronavirus contagion from across the country, and government’s response to the health crisis. As of today, 283,515 tests through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method have been carried out, Read More...

Relief packge provided for those reeling under virus crisis in Bajura

BAJURA: Relief materials were shared in the district with those reeling under coronavirus crisis. Chairman of Nepal Healthcare Equipment Development Foundation (NHEDF) Samrat Singh Basnet and Andrea Drewer, jointly with Badimalika Khabar, have come forward to provide assistance to hit-hard by the Read More...

One more body recovered from Jajarkot landslide

JAJARKOT: One more body of an individual who went missing in the landslide in Barekot Rural Municipality, Jajarkot, was recovered on Sunday. With this, the landslip death-toll here reached 10. The deceased has been identified as Kamal  Sarki (11), daughter of Kalu Sarki who also died in this Read More...

Ex-lawmaker Sarita Giri moves SC against Samajwadi Party's decision to expel her

KATHMANDU: Former lawmaker Sarita Giri has filed a writ at Supreme Court demanding annulment of her party's decision to remove her from the Parliament and the party. Giri has moved the Apex Court against the Samajwadi Party Nepal (now Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal) which expelled her f Read More...

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 12.75 million, death toll at 563,942

LONDON: More than 12.75 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 563,942​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 20 Read More...

Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu valley's Covid-19 tally hits 347, six new cases surface Sunday

KATHMANDU: As many as six new cases of coronavirus infection were reported in the Kathmandu valley on Sunday. With this, the Covid-19 tally in the three districts of the valley has reached 347. Among the three districts, Kathmandu has registered the highest number of Covid-19 cases, with 232 infe Read More...

Chelsea's Champions League hopes hit by McGoldrick double for Blades

SHEFFIELD: Sheffield United's David McGoldrick scored twice as they stunned Chelsea with a 3-0 win at Bramall Lane on Saturday, loosening the visitors' grip on a Premier League top-four place. Chelsea's Champions League qualification hopes were badly weakened by the result as they could fall to Read More...

Ronaldo's penalties salvage 2-2 draw for Juventus against Atalanta

TURIN: Cristiano Ronaldo converted two penalties, both awarded for handballs and the second in the last minute, as Serie A leader Juventus twice hit back to draw 2-2 with Atalanta to move closer to a ninth successive Serie A title on Saturday. The Portuguese forward took his league tally to 28 Read More...