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Insignia conferred on newly appointed IGPs

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KATHMANDU — The newly appointed Inspector General (IG) of Nepal Police Sarbendra Khanal and Inspector General of Armed Police Force Shailendra Khanal have been conferred insignia amid a special function organized at Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday.

Home Secretary Prem Kumar Rai conferred the insignia on the new chiefs of both security forces. Both the newly appointed chiefs will be assuming office from today itself.

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A cabinet meeting called by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday had appointed Sarbendra Khanal and Shailendra Khanal as Inspector General of Police (IGPs) of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force respectively.

Sarbendra Khanal will lead the 72,733-strong police force responsible for maintaining law and order, for the next 21 months while Shailendra Khanal will lead the 37,000 paramilitary Armed Police Force.

The former chiefs of both security forces, Prakash Aryal and Singha Bahadur Shrestha retired on Wednesday, owing to the 30-year service term clause.

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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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