DIG Kharel likely to tender his resignation today


KATHMANDU, April 11: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Nepal Police, Ramesh Kharel, who is dissatisfied with government’s IGP appointment, is likely to tender his resignation today.

The government on Tuesday appointed Sarbendra Khanal as the IGP of Nepal Police, who is 11 months junior to Kharel.

Kharel said that working under Khanal was humiliating to him, thus he has made up his mind to step down from the post. He further said that he would co-operate the new leadership from outside.

Another contender for the post of IGP, Puskar Karki said he is contended with government decision and will continue his duty.

However, the former Home Minister Janardan Sharma claimed that the new IPG appointed as per the process.

“There is no need for Kharel to resign. The government appointed the number one contender as the IGP,” Sharma told Reporters’ Club Nepal.

The government Tuesday also appointed Shailendra Khanal as the new chief of the Armed Police Force.

Khanal, who joined the police in 1990, February 11, succeeds the outgoing IGP Prakash Aryal whose term expires today. Along with Aryal, the term of 15 AIGs and nine DIGs also expire today.

Likewise, the terms of chief of the APF Singha Bahadur Shrestha and AIGs Prem Shahi and Prakash Ojha also expire today.