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Nepal Police 


Committed to protecting life and property and abiding by the principles of democracy and rule of law.

Headed by an Inspector General of Police (IGP), the Nepal Police is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs and has a strength of 60,000 officers. Nepal is divided into five geographical policing regions in addition to the Kathmandu Metropolis.  Each region is responsible for maintaining law and order on its territory.

Below are some of the specialized departments which make up the Nepal Police:

  • Operations;
  • Crime Investigation;
  • Human Resources;
  • Administration;
  • Office of the Inspector General of Police;
  • National Police Academy;
  • Nepal Police Hospital;
  • Narcotic Drugs Control and Law Enforcement;
  • Traffic Control.

INTERPOL Kathmandu

Also headed by the IGP, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Nepal is staffed by 17 police officers who regularly take part in INTERPOL seminars and training programmes. 

Main functions:

  1. Intelligence exchange with INTERPOL member countries and the General Secretariat;
  2. Preparation and publication of INTERPOL Notices;
  3. Co-ordination with law enforcement agencies, ministries, diplomatic agencies and relevant non-governmental organizations;
  4. Intelligence analysis;
  5. Criminal record maintenance;
  6. Research and consultation to Nepalese ministries and governmental bodies about legal affairs such as extradition, deportation and legal instruments such as bi-lateral extradition treaties, multi-lateral extradition conventions, mutual legal assistance treaties etc.  

NCB Kathmandu priority crime areas include:

  • Fugitives;
  • Drugs and organized crime;
  • Trafficking in human beings and people smuggling;
  • Financial and high tech crime;
  • Public safety and terrorism;
  • Arms smuggling;
  • Vehicle crime;
  • Money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
INTERPOL Kathmandu in action
31 August 2014

Combating wildlife crime in South Asia focus of Nepal meeting

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Formulating a collaborative strategy against wildlife crime was the focus of the second annual meeting of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN), which brought together more than 50 wildlife experts and representatives from countries in the region, as well as from INTERPOL and other international organizations. Officials me...
06 December 2013

Nepal requests INTERPOL Red Notice for wanted rhino poacher

LYON, France – At the request of Nepal, INTERPOL has issued a Red Notice, or international wanted persons alert, for Rajkumar Praja wanted for rhino poaching and trading internationally in rhino horns.The 30-year-old Nepalese national is wanted to serve a sentence of 15 years for poaching rhinos in the Chitwan National Park, and the Red Notice comes after...
29 July 2012

INTERPOL wildlife operation results mark Global Tiger Day

LYON, France – INTERPOL is marking Global Tiger Day with the announcement of an operation aimed at protecting this iconic species and other big cats threatened with extinction and targeting the individual and organized crime groups behind the illicit activity.Operation Prey, conducted across Bhutan, China, India and Nepal led has so far led to nearly 40 a...
18 February 2008

Indian Police arrest doctor linked to illegal transplants investigation

A doctor wanted in connection with hundreds of illegal kidney transplants in India has been arrested by police in New Delhi.Jeevan Rawat, 36, who was the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notice issued at the request of Indian authorities was taken into custody on Sunday 17 February. Earlier this month, police in Nepal arrested 40-year-old Amit Kumar, who was al...
08 February 2008

Nepalese Police arrest Doctor at centre of Indian illegal transplants investigation

A man believed to be behind hundreds of illegal kidney transplants in India and the subject of an INTERPOL Red Notices has been arrested by police in Nepal.Amit Kumar, who is wanted by Indian authorities for criminal conspiracy, cheating and illegal transplanting of kidneys was arrested on Thursday evening and transferred to Kathmandu on Friday. Police ar...
07 October 2010

Illegal tiger trade targeted by international operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL

LYON, France – An international law enforcement operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL against the illegal trade in tigers has led to the arrest of some 25 individuals suspected of taking part in the illicit trade of one of the world’s most endangered species. The two-month operation (August-September) involved national enforcement agencies in six tiger-range...

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Age today: 40 years old
Nationality: Nepal


Age today: 34 years old
Nationality: Nepal


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Age today: 29 years old
Nationality: Nepal


Age today: 35 years old
Nationality: Nepal


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