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    27 September 1967
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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), and with a strength of 67,000 officers, Nepal’s Nepal Police is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Nepal is divided into five geographical policing regions in addition to the Metropolitan Police, with each region being responsible for maintaining law and order within its territory.

Some of the specialized departments, which make up the Nepal Police include:

  • Administration;
  • Central Investigation Bureau;
  • Crime Division;
  • Crime Investigation;
  • Human Resources;
  • Metropolitan Police Office;
  • Narcotic Drugs Control Bureau;
  • National Police Academy;
  • Nepal Police Hospital;
  • Nepal Police School;
  • Operations;
  • Secretariat of the Inspector General of Police;
  • Traffic Control Division.

Kathmandu’s Central Police Training Centre was established in 1963 and provides all levels of law enforcement training to Nepalese police officers all year round.

INTERPOL Kathmandu

Also headed by the IGP, the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Nepal is staffed by 13 police officers. INTERPOL-Kathmandu facilitates cross-border police co-operation by sharing important criminal intelligence – both nationally and internationally - through INTERPOL’s secure global police network I-24/7.

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 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-fighting areas include:

  1. Cybercrime;
  2. Crimes against women, children and senior citizens;
  3. Drug trafficking;
  4. Financial crime;
  5. Firearms trafficking;
  6. Fugitive investigations;
  7. High tech crime;
  8. Organized crime;
  9. Terrorism;
  10. Trafficking in human being;
  11. Trafficking in illicit goods and counterfeiting;
  12. Vehicle crime.

In order to strengthen national security, INTERPOL Kathmandu has given some Kathmandu police units access to INTERPOL's databases. This means that police at the following national police divisions have automated access to INTERPOL’s global databases on wanted persons, stolen vehicles and stolen and lost travel documents, meaning they can determine within seconds whether a person is a potential criminal:

  • Central Investigation Bureau, Kathmandu;
  • Counter Terrorism Special Bureau, Kathmandu;
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (border control and counter-terrorism unit).
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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