Cabinet promotes Singh to Nepal Police chiefSingh was leading the Central Bureau of Investigation as an additional inspector general.
The government on Sunday promoted Additional Inspector General (AIG) Dhiraj Pratap Singh as the chief of Nepal Police.
Singh is the third ranked officer in the police department after Bishwa Raj Pokharel and Sahakul Thapa.
However, the Sher Bahadur Deuba government chose Singh over two of his seniors.
While Pokharel was promoted as AIG in December 2020, Thapa got promoted to the position in July last year. Singh, together with two other police officers, was promoted as the AIG on March 31.
“The Cabinet has promoted AIG Dhiraj Pratap Singh as the Inspector General of Nepal Police,” Energy Minister Pampha Bhusal told the Post after the Cabinet meeting. “He was proposed by the home minister on the basis of work performance.”
Bhusal said the Cabinet had to promote one of the AIGs to the top position.
“So Singh was promoted accordingly,” she added.
Singh has been leading the Central Investigation Bureau as the AIG. Before that, he was chief of the police force in Madhes Province as a Deputy Inspector General.