KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The newly appointed acting chief of the Armed Police Force (APF) Durja Kumar Rai assumed his office on Sunday soon after the Ministry of Home Affairs conferred insignia on him.
Home Secretary Narayan Gopal Malego conferred the insignia on Rai amid a ceremony organized at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singha Durbar. The government on Friday appointed Rai as the acting inspector general after suspending incumbent IGP Kosh Raj Onta on the recommendation of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA). Onta was suspended, along with three other high-ranking officers, to prevent them from meddling in the investigation into their alleged involvement in corruption and financial irregularities.
During the conferring ceremony, acting IG Rai assured to initiate plans to modernize the paramilitary force, enhance professionalism and maintain financial discipline and transparency with zero tolerance policy of the force.
Rai was born in Bhojpur District and had entered the Nepal Police as an inspector in February 1987. He joined the Armed Police Force as a superintendent of police in 2001.
Published on: My Republica (December 20, 2015)