Tainted Inspector to get police boot
Jul 5, 2011-
Neupane was earlier demoted to Inspector from DSP, a severe yet rare punishment in police service, last year for protecting armed groups, including those behind the murder of Janakpur-based media entrepreneur Arun Singhaniya, the chairman of Janakpur Today Publications.
Since his demotion Neupane is said to have never remained in touch with the police organisation. According to a highly-placed source at the ministry, preparations are underway to dismiss him from police service given his non-cooperation with the police's chain of command. The action against Neupane, however, will not bar him from joining government services in future, he added.
A few months before his demotion, the ministry had suspended Neupane for four months in accordance with the recommendation of the Police Headquarters.
His demotion followed a probe committee's report that convicted him of protecting a controversial person named Sanjeev Jha, who had a strong nexus with armed groups in Tarai. Neupane was in Dhanusha that time.
Published: 05-07-2011 23:59