Newly-appointed IGP of Nepal Police Thakur Prasad Gyawali. Photo: Khabarhub
KATHMANDU: Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Thakur Prasad Gyawali has been appointed 27th Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Nepal Police.
A meeting of Council of Ministers on Tuesday appointed Gyawali to the post.
Currently, Province 1 Police Chief Gyawali has made his reputation in the law enforcement agency for his undisputed image.
Gyawali, who joined the police force on July 9, 1990, got appointed to the post surpassing his two competitors— DIGs Tarani Lamshal and Surya Upadhyaya— in the race for the post of IGP.
Incumbent IGP Sarbendra Khanal is retiring from the post on Tuesday under the 30 years compulsory retirement provision.
The same provision has caused the retirement of three Additional Inspector Generals and 19 DIGs on the same date as well.
Gyawali will be in service only till July 8, 2020, due to the 30 years compulsory retirement provision as per the police regulations.