KATHMANDU, April 17: The Ministry of Home Affairs has appointed Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dhiraj Pratap Singh as chief of Metropolitan Police’s crime division.
Singh possesses extensive knowledge in organized crime and has served as chief of police in Dang and Parsa. He was also serving as the chief of federal police unit, Bagmati. On April 15, the Ministry had handed a temporary appointment to Singh.
He has been recognized for his works to curb crime in the police, including campaign against opium farming, sweeping gangs who mongered fear through fake SIM cards and special campaigns against gold smuggling and illegal trade in border points.
The newly appointed chief of crime division replaces SSP Dibesh Lohani who has been suspended by the Ministry for his alleged involvement in 33 kg gold smuggling and shooting of Sanam Shakya.