DSP Chaudhary and other two inspectors of Dailekh face action
Under the instruction of the Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai, Nepal Police has suspended the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sharada Prashad Chaudhary including two other police Inspectors deputed in Dailekh, where the violent clashes were witnessed yesterday between the opposition parties and ruling UCPN (Maoist)’s cadres. They have been accused of not being able to arrange the security for the executive head and other VIPs.
Police Headquarters has summoned the DSP Chaudhary and Inspector duo Indra Prasad Subedi and Kiran Neupane to the capital. According to the source, the letter was dispatched at 12 last night seeking clarifications with the Police Officers on why they were unable to ward off the clashes during the visit of the executive head in the district.
The action has been taken on the backdrop of DSP Chaudhary’s initiative in Dailekh to arrest the suspects of the killing of journalist Dekendra Thapa, some eight years ago. Chaudhary has even denied the Prime Minister’s directive to stop the investigation process upon the court’s order. Source said that the Prime Minister was infuriated with the DSP Chaudhary for not following his order.
Though the Police Headquarters have relieved three police officers from the duty including DSP Chaudhary, another Inspector Binod Sharma, investigation officer to the murder case of Thapa, hasn’t been transferred from the district.