Committee formed to probe SSP Kharel

- Ekantipur Report, KATHMANDU
Committee formed to probe SSP Kharel

May 25, 2014-

The Nepal Police headquarters has formed a probe panel to investigate Kathmandu Police Chief and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ramesh Kharel regarding his remarks on senior police officers in a public programme

Speaking at a public programme organised at the Academy Hall in Kathmandu on Saturday, SSP Kharel had remarked that the Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs) had been approaching the ‘power centers’ with briefcases for their promotion to the post of Assistant Inspector General (AIG).

A three-member probe committee has been formed under the leadership of DIG Bigyan Raj Sharma of Police headquarters stating that Kharel, being in a responsible post, broke the organisational chain of command by speaking against the officials of the organisation.

The committee has been directed to present a report within a week after conducting probe on the remarks made by Kharel. The committee includes SSP Ramesh Pandey from the Police Commissioner's Office and SP Ganesh Thapa from the Law division.

Meanwhile, preparation for SSP Kharel's transfer is also underway citing that he made remarks and did not comply with the warnings as directed by the headquarter on different occasions.

Few days ago, Kharel had stated the names of senior police officials who were good and bad during a television interview. The police headquarter had expressed its reservation during the time. Kharel, who is widely considered competent, fearless and skillful professionally, has been criticised of late for his remarks.



Published: 25-05-2014 19:51

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