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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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Dozen injured as police baton charge protesters

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JUMLA — Police resorted to baton charge after intense protests from students and locals on Thursday in suuport od agitating Dr Govind KC at Karnali Academy of Health Science premises.

The government has prewpared to airlift Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla, adn sent a speicial team anf Nepal Army helicopter from Nepalgunf.

Protests then have erupted at the vicinity of the institution.

The Karnali province government official’s team had reached KAHS to make preparation to send Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu for medical treatment, forcefully, if necessary.

Karnali CM and Law Minister were barred from seeing the agitating doctor by the students inside the hospital premises and were met with protest outside as they were exiting the academy.

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Meanwhile, over a dozen students and doctors have been injured in the police lathicharge. Students as well as locals are protesting against the government’s move to airlift Dr KC to Kathmandu demanding the government to carry out talks and fulfil Dr KC’s demand in Jumla itself, before taking him to Kathmandu.

The security personnel have also misbehaved with the members of media and threatened to vandalise their equipment if they took photographs of the incident.

After dozens being injured, Dr KC has agreed to come to Kathmandu.

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