Durja Kumar Rai appointed APF Inspector General

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Kathmandu / April 26: The government has appointed Acting Inspector General (IG) of Armed Police Force (APF), Durja Kumar Rai to the post of Inspector General on Tuesday.

The Inspector General insignia was conferred to Rai after a meeting of the Council of Ministers held today.

Rai had been appointed the acting IG of the force after the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) filed a graft case against the then APF Inspector General Kosh Raj Onta. Onta was under CIAA scanner for embezzling millions of rupees while purchasing and supplying goods for APF units and construction projects.

Following the suspension of former APF Chief Onta, Rai along with AIGs Jivan Kumar Thapa and Krishna Kumar Tamang were the frontrunner for the post. But the government appointed Rai as APF chief based on his seniority.

Born in eastern region of country, Bhojpur, Rai joined Nepal Police as Inspector in February 1987. He was moved to the Armed Police Force as a Superintendent of Police in 2001. Rai is accused of suppressing 2006 people’s movement.

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