Nidhi instructs security chiefs not to make compromisesDeputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalenda Nidhi has instructed chiefs of security agencies not to make compromises while maintaining law and order.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalenda Nidhi has instructed chiefs of security agencies not to make compromises while maintaining law and order.
During a meeting with chiefs of the three security agencies—Dinesh Chandra Pokhrel of Nepal Police, Singha Bahadur Shrestha of the Armed Police Force (APF) and Dilip Regmi of the National Intelligence Department—Nidhi instructed them to ensure security and maintain rule of law. Home Secretary Lok Darshan Regmi and senior Home Ministry officials were also present in the meeting.
Nidhi also told the new NP and APF chiefs to continue the tasks undertaken by their predecessors.
Shrestha was appointed chief of the Armed Police Force on Sunday, while Pokhrel was promoted to the post of acting IG of Nepal Police on Monday, a day after a Cabinet decision to appoint DIG Jaya Bahadur Chand was stayed by the Supreme Court.
Shrestha and Pokhrel succeed Durja Kumar Rai and Upendra Kant Aryal respectively who retired on Tuesday.
According to a Home Ministry statement, Nidhi also instructed the police chiefs to focus on security of bordering areas and internal security and asked them to pay special attention to smuggling of gold and narcotic drugs. Nidhi also instructed Home Secretary Regmi to table the bills related to Citizenship and Disaster Management as early as possible and to conclude the process of withdrawing cases as per an understanding reached with the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha.