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IGP Khanal stresses on controlling crime to win people’s confidence

Kathmandu, Oct 1 : Inspector General of Nepal Police, Sarbendra Khanal, has said the police institution would have public’s trust and faith only it became able to control crime in the society.  While inaugurating the two separate metropolitan police circle at Lainchaur and Maharajgunj today, the police chief was of the view that presence of police would be credible if an immediate response to any unlawful performance was ensured with the arrest of perpetrator(s).  “Only technology is not enough to mitigate crime, police should remain watchful towards that end,” he said, adding,” The Nepal Police is dedicatedly working to realise the government’s goal of a prosperous Nepal, happy Nepal.”

He took time to say that Community-Police Partnership Programme had its significant contribution to minimising crime in the society. According to him, 26,000 citizens have been connected with the programme. The police chief further said women, children and senior citizens were the first priority of Nepal Police while delivering services as they were getting prompt and fast services than others. He recalled the moment when the Nepal Police had been there under tents for the service of people during the earthquake. He directed police employees to deliver best performance from the new and beautiful infrastructure.  Nepali veteran film actor Rajesh Hamal termed the police and citizens as two sides of a coin.

As he said, the presence of a character doing the role of a police inspector in a film and the promotion of police is important.  Kathmandu metropolis-16 chair Mukunda Rijal and Kathmandu metropolis-3 chair Deepak KC among others said lately the police had its efficient role in combating crime. The Lainchaur-based Metropolitan Police Circle was constructed a year ago, but the inauguration got delayed as the transfer of land ownership to the police took time. The structure has 31 rooms including separate detention centers for women, men and third genders, according to Circle chief Santosh Singh Rathaur. It cost around 80 million to construct the building.

The construction of Maharajgunj-based Circle had been completed two months ago and the project was supported by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The five-storey building has an underground parking facility. It took 18 months to complete the project at the cost of Rs 110 million.  On the occasion UNOPS country director Charles Callanan said the OPS had supported the constructions of police offices in several 56 districts and of them, 25 had been completed and remaining are under construction.  Metropolitan Police Office, Ranipokhari chief Deputy Inspector General of Police Shailesh Thapa Chhetri expressed his confidence that the advanced physical infrastructure would increase the morale of police employees, contributing to strengthening security system in the Kathmandu Valley.  (RSS)

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