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Govt appoints Sarbendra Khanal as IGP of Nepal Police and Shailendra Khanal as APF IGP

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KATHMANDU — The government has appointed Sarbendra Khanal as the Inspector General (IG) of Nepal Police and Sailendra Khanal as the Chief of Armed Police Force (APF) on Tuesday.

A Cabinet meeting held Tuesday evening has appointed Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Sarbendra Khanal to the post of IG.

The chiefs of both security forces, Prakash Aryal and Singha Bahadur Shrestha, are due to retire tomorrow, owing to the 30-year service term clause.

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Along with Sarbendra Khanal, Ramesh Kharel and Puskar Raj Karki were also in the IG race. Similarly, Pushpa Ram KC was also in the race of the paramilitary force chief.

Prior to the Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had held consultation with CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa about the appointment of IG of two security agencies.Govt appoints Sarbendra Khanal as IGP of Nepal Police and Shailendra Khanal as APF

Sarbendra Khanal had served as Police Commissioner of Kathmandu, Chief of Dhanusha District, Chief of Narayani Zone before taking over the helm of Metropolitan Crime Division Kathmandu.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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