Kathmandu. Newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dhiraj Pratap Singh has said that the police personnel should be determined to make the security arrangements more efficient with high vigilance, sensitivity and importance to conduct the local elections in a fair, fearless and safe manner.
This was stated by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Singh while addressing a program organized at the Nepal Police Headquarters through a virtual video conference on Saturday.
Stating that the election should be taken as an opportunity to demonstrate one’s professionalism in order to conduct the election in a fair and fearless manner, Inspector General of Police Singh said that all police officers and youths working for the security of the election should bear the responsibility with fearlessness and professionalism. Talking about the excellent work being done by the Nepal Police in the election-targeted activities despite the limited resources, he stressed on the need to move ahead by formulating necessary security plans, strategies and co-ordinating with other security agencies to address the challenges that may arise in the coming days.
Stating that the security arrangements would be more effective when the necessary security plan is formulated according to the specificity of each state, Inspector General of Police Singh said that all the state police offices should coordinate and cooperate with each other following the successful practices of the past. He said that the office bearers should brief the police officers and youths deployed for the security of the election about their responsibilities and take legal action to prevent any possible incident during the election.
Stating that more efforts should be made to control criminal activities including smuggling in the border areas, Inspector General of Police Singh said that those involved in criminal activities should be identified and brought to justice.
The event was attended by senior police officers as well as a virtual presence of the heads and representatives of the participating police offices.