Bishwa Raj Pokharel challenges Dhiraj Pratap Singh’s appointment as IGP at the apex court

Kathmandu, May 2

AIG Bishwa Raj Pokharel has filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court against the government’s decision to appoint Dhiraj Pratap Singh as the new inspector general of Nepal Police.

In the petition, Pokharel, who was also eying the position, has claimed he was ahead of Singh in the performance appraisal, hence the top position should have been given to him.

The Supreme Court spokesperson Devendra Dhakal says the court will conduct a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

The government had appointed Singh to the position on Sunday. The decision turned controversial as a violation of the seniority order in the national police organisation. Bishwa Raj Pokharel was in the first rank and Dhiraj Pratap Singh in the third.

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