RUPANDEHI, Oct 4: In a bid to tighten security in Province 5, Ministry for Internal Affairs and Law has started discussions with the chief district officers (CDOs) of all 12 districts, Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Central Investigation Bureau regarding security strategies.
On Wednesday, the province held a meeting in Butwal with the CDOs of 12 districts and chiefs of security agencies. Speaking at the program, Chief Minister Shankar Pokhrel urged the authorities to beef up the security as to win the hearts of the people. He stated that the locals need to feel that they live in a safe and secure place.
He said the co-operation of police, CIB, army and armed police is very important to guarantee the safety of the locals. According to him, those who are against the constitution of the country are the threats to the security of the province.
"There are certain groups and organizations which refuse to obey the constitution. We need to be careful as they can disturb the peace of the province by conducting anti-constitution activities," said Chief Minister Pokhrel.
As the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta, 13, of Kanchapur has made it hard for people to trust the police administration, the chief minister urged them not to let that situation repeat in future. Police were suggested to conduct immediate and effective investigation in any crime as soon as possible.
Kul Prasad KC, minister for internal affairs and aw in Province 5, said that all security authorities are responsible for maintaining peace in the province. Meanwhile, Man Bahadur BK, Secretary of the Ministry informed that policies are being formed for Provincial Police Act, Provincial Security Administration and CIB in coordination with the federal government.