PM dismisses arguments against relocation of police academy

Published On: February 13, 2019 03:56 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Prime Minister KP Oli, on Tuesday had dismissed the arguments made by some people against the relocation of the Nepal Police Academy from Maharajgunj to Panauti as 'unethical'.

Addressing the graduation ceremony of the 178th batch of the Police Inspector Fundamental Training Course, Oli claimed that those protesting against the relocation of the academy are 'self-proclaimed celebrities' seeking public attention.

The decision to shift the police academy from Maharajgunj to Panauti has sparked controversy the plan was seen by many including the stakeholders as part of the government's plan to expand the president's official residence.

PM Oli claimed that the decision was made because police is in need of more space for training. He claimed that the accusations against the president that she was trying to acquiring the plots adjoining Shital Niwas were baseless.

Addressing the function, Prime Minister Oli also instructed police officials to avoid favoritism and treaty everyone equally.

Similarly, Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa speaking on the occasion claimed that police organization is free from political influence. “The Nepal Police should stop accusing the politicians of exerting pressure. They face no such pressure,” he said.

At the function, Prime Minister Oli administered the oath of office and secrecy to 83 men and 12 women police personnel who had completed the training course.

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