The Police Headquarters has launched an investigation into the release of the question paper of the internal examination of the Nepal Police for the United Nations (UN) Peace Mission.
The head office has formed an investigation committee headed by Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Vasant Lama after the question paper of the UN mission's pre-SAT examination was leaked.
The examination was being conducted for the police personnel going to the UN on July 3 and 4 at the head office and all the seven state police offices. A total of 2,400 candidates ranging from police constables to senior superintendents of police (SSPs) were participating in the examination.
However, the Police Headquarters had to prepare a set of new question papers overnight after the question papers were released the day before the examination started. Due to this, the examination started late. However, the exam on the 15th was based on the old question. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
How did the question paper get out? Who was involved? That is being investigated. We have kept some under surveillance, we will bring the truth soon. Vasant Lama, DIG and Investigation Committee Coordinator
After the question paper was leaked, the head office said that the monitoring and interrogation of the police affiliated with the UN branch have been increased. Some high-ranking sources claim that some of the police in the branch are under control.
According to a source, the investigation committee is investigating the involvement of DSP Basudev Pathak of the UN branch, another DSP Rupesh Khadka working at the training center, and Inspector Dinesh Pun. DSP Khadka was also an examinee. It is said that he has been working in the UN branch for some time now.
The police headquarters is currently investigating how the question paper was leaked. Information has also been sought from UNP chief SP Anupam Rana.
A police officer involved in the investigation informed that some of the arrested police officers have been kept in the Naxal-based Armed Police Battalion No. 1. It is said that eight candidates including DSP Khadka got the question papers before the examination.
An investigation has revealed that a question paper was found in the Viber of Kumar Shah, who was transferred to the Cyber Bureau from the head office. Similarly, Suresh Bam, an office assistant working at the UN branch, is also suspected to be involved in the case.
Let's talk about the findings of the investigation committee, then some things will come, some things will come and recommendations will be made accordingly. Vasant Kunwar, Spokesperson, Nepal Police
DIG Lama, the coordinator of the investigation committee formed to investigate the incident, said that the investigation was ongoing and a conclusion would be reached soon.
"How did the question paper get out?" Who was involved? That is being investigated. We have kept some under surveillance and will bring the truth soon, ”said DIG Lama of the police headquarters.
SSP Vasant Kunwar, who is also the spokesperson of Nepal Police, asked what happens to those who take out question papers. He informed that the decision would be taken on the basis of the findings of the investigation committee.
"Let's talk about the findings of the investigation committee, then something will come, something will come and a recommendation will be made accordingly," said police spokesperson Kunwar.