Regmi sacked as NID chief, replaced by Adhikari

Kathmandu: The government on Monday sacked Dilip Regmi as chief of the National Investigation Department and replaced him with Ganesh Adhikari.

Regmi was to retire on May 29. Adhikari was chief of administration division of NID. Adhikari assumed charge as NID chief on Monday evening itself.

According to a source, the Cabinet has amended the department’s regulation, reducing the tenure of NID chief to three years from four years. Adhikari will remain in the post for three years.

All other security agencies’ chiefs’ tenure is also three years.