Kathmandu : Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed his confidence that Nepal Police is an organisation that is uninfluenced by power and do not compromise on investigations.
Prime Minister Deuba expressed the hope that Nepal Police would perform their duties with high morale.
"Fair investigations are a basis for rule of law. It provides justice to victims and ends impunity. I believe that Nepal Police will not compromise on fair investigation under the influence of power."
At a programme organised here today on the 66th Nepal Police Day, the Prime Minister suggested that the Nepal Police stay alert against organised and electronic crimes.
He urged the police organisation to provide effective services through institutional development while making the reform efforts taken by the organisation successful.
Saying the common minimum programme of the coalition government has laid an emphasis for the professionalism of the security bodies by operating them in a capable, independent, transparent manner, PM Deuba opined that the government was sensitive to boost the morale of police personnel and to make the organisation well-resourced.
On the occasion, Home Minister Balkrishna Khand said the government was serious about adequately resourcing the Nepal Police responsible for investigating and combating crimes, and maintaining peace and order. As he said, the police administration would have full support and cooperation of the government in its efforts to cope with new challenges.
He took time to applaud the contribution of police staff for fulfilling their responsibilities for the safety of people in disaster and pandemic.
He pointed out the need for a right decision to further strengthen the organisaiton.
He pledged the government support to enhance the capacity of the police institution.
Similarly, Inspector General of Police IGP), Shailesh Thapa Chhetri, said the implementations of short and long-term plans were in the offing to boost up the morale of police employees. The institute has its meaningful existence due to professional, promising and courageous workforce in the police institute.
As the IGP said, the Nepal Police had achieved more success in controlling crimes and strengthening the organisation than in the past amidst COVID-19 pandemic. On the occasion, Prime Minister Deuba honoured the first woman police Chaitamaya Dangol (assistant sub inspector) with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. Dongol who is about to celebrate her 90th birthday had joined the Nepal Police in 2008 BS and had spent 32 years of her life in the service.
On the occasion, 32 families of police employees who had sacrificed their lives while on duty were honoured. Of them, seven were from Kathmandu and remaining 26 families were from different provinces. Prior to this, Prime Minister Deuba and Home Minister Khand laid the wreaths at the Police Monument.