Po­lice seek semi-ju­di­cial rights

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Se­nior po­lice of­fi­cers have de­manded semi-ju­di­cial rights to the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice Com­mis­sioner's Of­fice (MPCO).

Speak­ing at a func­tion or­gan­ised on the oc­ca­sion of the 13th an­niver­sary of the es­tab­lish­ment of Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice on Sun­day, they said that the po­lice have felt dif­fi­culty to go to ac­tion in ab­sence of such rights. Ad­di­tional In­spec­tor Gen­eral (AIG) of Nepal Po­lice Pushkar Karki said that a the metro po­lice con­cept was im­ple­mented in Nepal, the po­lice still lack in­de­pen­dent polic­ing laws even 12 years af­ter MPCO was cre­ated. The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice is cur­rently serv­ing its du­ties and ser­vice be­ing a hand­i­capped unit in ab­sence of the clear le­gal au­thor­i­ties, AIG Karki said. For­mer AIG Navaraj Dhakal said that even the Po­lice Head­quar­ters was not giv­ing pri­or­ity to grant semi-ju­di­cial rights to the metro po­lice. The head of­fice of the met­ro­pol­i­tan po­lice units is Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice Com­mis­sioner's Of­fice (MPCO) lo­cated near Ra­nipokhari. For­mer Home Sec­re­tary Shrikanta Regmi said that due to po­lit­i­cal in­ter­fer­ence and fear­ing that the metro po­lice will be­come more pow­er­ful than the lead­ers, the gov­ern­ment was not ready to grant semi-ju­di­cial rights to the po­lice.

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