By A Staff Reporter,Kathmandu, Mar. 27: Newly appointed Inspector General of Nepal Police (IGP) Basanta Bahadur Kunwar was conferred on insignia on Sunday.
Home Secretary Binod Prakash Singh conferred the insignia on Kunwar amidst a function held at the Ministry of Home Affairs this morning.
As a practice and being chief of the police officers' promotion recommendation committee, Home Secretary confers the insignia on the newly appointed IGP.
Following the ceremony, IGP Kunwar assumed his office as police chief reaching the Police Headquarters, Naxal.
A Cabinet meeting held on March 24 had decided to promote and appoint him as the 30th police chief of the organisation.
Meanwhile, assuming the office, IGP Kunwar said that the internal strengthening of the police administration was his top priority.
IGP Kunwar stressed the need for reform in the police. Internal strengthening of the police is my commitment. "I will not be swayed from this commitment," claimed IGP Kunwar.
He also said that he did not have the privilege of wasting time to improve the police administration. "There is no need to hide what the policemen are like. Reforms are necessary in the police," he said.
He also said that if someone (police) had lost their right path, he had no choice but to rectify them.
IGP Kunwar said that he would be active in strengthening the internal security of the country by coordinating and cooperating with the Nepali Army, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department in addition to crime prevention and investigation.