Investigation forwarded on Poudel’s death: Minister Thapa

06/24/2019

Kathmandu, June 24: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa shared that investigation into the death of Kumar Poudel in Sarlahi accident has been forwarded and efforts to identify the murderer of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur had not been halted. Responding to the concerns raised by parliamentarians in today’s meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) on the Appropriation Bill-2076, Minister Thapa said that the community police organization were extended to 751 places across the country to build corruption-free and equitable society. Stating that the government was effortful to control crimes, Thapa mentioned about the racket of smuggling of gold busted by the police and end of syndicate system prevailed in the transportation sector for a long time. “The Ministry of Home Affairs was prepared for disaster management. The new budget has allocated fund for installing CCTV cameras in and around the sensitive areas including Singha Durbar,” he said, adding, “Budget has been allocated for installation of modern cameras in various border points in Nepal, establishment of new police posts, reforms in jail, archiving and distribution of national identity card.” Parliamentarians such as Dila Shangraula, Ram Bahadur Bista, Dilendra Prasad Badu and Renuka Gurung had posed questions on security concerns as well as the progress surrounding identification of Nirmala Rape and Murder case’s culprit. Minister Thapa assured that the government was capable in safeguarding the citizens and border points and maintaining peace and order in the country. He clarified that Nepal Police and Armed Police Force were capable of curbing human trafficking, violence, rape among others criminal activities. The next meeting of the HoR is scheduled for 11 am tomorrow. RSS

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