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'A challenge to prove Nepal is not transit point of organized crime'
Kathmandu, Dec 10: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bamdev Gautam has said that it was a challenge to prove that the accusation that Nepal was becoming a transit point for organized crime is baseless.
Addressing the 59th Crime Investigation Day function organized by Crime branch of Nepal Police here today, Home Minister Gautam said the onus is on Nepal Police to free us from all such kinds of accusations.
He also pointed out the need to put an end to the tendency of not at all appreciating the role of police in enforcing the law, apprehending criminals and facilitating the execution of justice.
Sharing his thought of upgrading the crime branch into a university, the Home Minister also directed the head of the police organization to find and punish those who collaborate with criminals to hurt the image of the organization.
NHRC member Sudeep Pathak suggested the Nepal Police to work with a thought of putting an end to crime, adding investigation should be carried out by understanding humanitarian sensitivity.
Likewise, Chairperson of National Women Commission, Sheikh Chandtara expressed the view that stabbing a girl to death in broad daylight in the capital at a time when the 16-day campaign against gender-based violence was underway has challenged the efficiency of police.
Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Surya Prasad Silwal expressed confidence that the three-year action plan regarding crime investigation would be a milestone for the crime investigation, human resource expansion and scientific investigation.
Similarly, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Upendra Kant Aryal said that the Nepal Police has been effortful to make crime investigation objective and scientific.
Led by an Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP) the Department has 198 crime investigation branches across the country.
To conduct the training on crime investigation, Nepal Police has been running Criminal Investigation School where 956 people are working in various capacities to achieve a single common goal- an objective and unbiased investigation.
And to make the investigative objective and unbiased, Police has been employing various scientific measures as use of trained dogs and polygraph machine.
The theme for this year Crime Investigation Day celebration is 'Objective investigation: Respect of Human Rights'.
The major responsibility of the police is to investigate the crimes and curb them so as to ensure peace and security for the citizen.
The programme also unveiled that although the criminal activities have been reported to occur lesser of late, the cases of rape and suicide are alarmingly rising.
On the occasion, Minister Gautam also launched a book published by the Crime Branch and inaugurated the Branch's website.