Police Academy to be shifted to spacious place: PM Oli
Kathmandu, Feb 12: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the National Police Academy would be shifted to a spacious location because the existing area at Maharajgunj had no sufficient space for the Academy to conduct various activities.
Addressing the 178th convocation of the police inspector here today, PM Oli said, "Long back, it was realized that present space was insufficient for the Academy. Even the land was purchased to shift it to Panauti, and India had assured of assistance to construct the Academy building there. But, some rumour mongers mocked at the decision to shift the Academy now."
The PM further said some people even showed uncivilized attitude by blaming that the President tried to press the Academy for its relocation. Even a former police employee showed double standard on it. But the government is for the people, he argued.
As per the police source, as much as 822 ropanies of land was bought to shift the Academy at Panauti of Kavrepalanchowk in two to three phases.
According to the PM, crime was politicized in various pretexts. However, those killing and looting people in the political camouflage would not be spared, he warned.
Even the police have significant role to contribute to nation's campaign of good governance and prosperity. He urged the police graduates to work as per discipline. The PM also suggested the Nepal Police that it stopped suppressing lower ranks while gratifying the higher rank. If the duty is performed honestly, the police persons need not lobby with any power centres, the PM underscored, arguing, "Government is not for any bias nor for sycophancy."
No anarchy at all: Home Minister
On the occasion, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa directed the Nepal Police to show integrity because they have the role to ensure peace and security.
Nepal Police is ace in crime investigation and bringing 90 percent defendants into the legal process is itself an indicator of organization's professionalism, he said, adding that recklessness would erode public trust. So, alertness is imperative, the Home Minister added.
"Efforts are there to fish in the murky water and the activities going on against constitution," the Home Minister made aware the security agency, urging it to be more alert against machination of the groups pushing country to disintegration. At the same time, labeling innocent with a tag of culprit must end, he viewed.
"You may not support any idea, but can't show anarchy. If the entire power and strength is lost on protest, how can we ensure prosperous Nepal," the Home Minister wondered.
The Minister however said the Nepal Police was making headway to reform.
Inspector General of Nepal Police, Sarbendra Nath Khanal, urged the rank and file to fully utilize the knowledge and skills in daily performance.
The convocation was attended by 95 police inspectors including 12 female.