KATHMANDU: Former administrators and police officers on Wednesday have pointed out an unhealthy practice of politicisation taking place while making appointments of Inspector General of Police as well as other junior police officials.
Speaking at an interaction in the Reporters Club in the Capital today, former Home Minister Umesh Mainali said the political parties are currently at loggerheads with each other in the appointment of IGP to gain favour in granting amnesty to their criminal cadres as well as to have upper hands in the elections.
He admitted that there is always a political maneuvering when it comes to making appointments and promotions of the officials. Such kind of ill practice will debase the image of the institution, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, former IGP Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan said the current crisis has erupted owing to the government’s failure to notice the organisation’s recommendation on the appointment. Lashing out at the current practice of making appointment of IGP, he warned that such unhealthy practice will push the organisation into disintegration.
Former AIGP Antaram Bhattarai said the politicisation has been plaguing the organisation since 2050 BS. He flayed the government for its failure to appoint the IGP even after a month.