PM directs IGP Aryal to maintain law and order, poll security; DIG Silwal again moves SC against IGP appointment

Pushpa-Kamal-Dahal-and-Prakash-AryalKathmandu / Apr. 11: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today directed the newly appointed Inspector General of Nepal Police, Prakash Aryal, to maintain law and order in the country.

In a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, the Prime Minister stressed on the Nepal Police’s role in maintaining law and order and asked the Nepal Police chief to bear the responsibility, without any prejudice, to make the local elections a success, the PM’s Secretariat said in a statement.

He also wished IGP Aryal, who assumed his office yesterday, a successful tenure.

DIG Silwal again moves SC against IGP appointment

Meanwhile, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Nawaraj Silwal has again moved the Supreme Court (SC), challenging the new appointment of Inspector General of Police (IGP).

DIG Silwal on Tuesday reached the apex court to file a writ petition against the government’s Monday decision to appoint Prakash Aryal to the post of Nepal Police chief.

In a writ that named the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Home Affairs as defendants, DIG Silwal argued that the appointment was non-legal as he secured 263 points against 262 points obtained by newly appointed IGP Aryal in the work performance evaluation of four years and he not Aryal deserved the legal right to head the Nepal Police.

Silwal demanded in the writ that the Monday decision of the Council of Ministers to promote Aryal as the new IGP should be scrapped so as to appoint him to the post.

Prior to this, the government had appointed Jay Bahadur Chand as the IGP, prompting Silwal to challenge the appointment in the court. In its response to a writ filed against the appointment of Chand, the SC issued a verdict in the name of the government to make the appointment of a new police chief on a basis of work performance evaluation. RSS

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