DIG Ashok Singh resigns after citizenship controversy

DIG Ashok Singh, one of the frontrunners in the race for the appointment of the next Nepal Police chief, has resigned from his post.

He submitted his resignation reaching the Personnel Administration Branch of the Police Headquarters on Wednesday.

A complaint was filed against him at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) regarding his age.

He was appointed as Police Inspector on March 19, 1995.

His age in the citizenship certificate and educational certificate has been different.

As per his citizenship certificate issued by the District Administration Office, Kailali, his date of birth was June 5, 1967, whereas his academic documents have December 30, 1968.

If his date of birth as per the citizenship certificate had been valid, DIG Singh should have retired on June 5, 2022, on the basis of the age limit.

After Singh’s exit, the next inspector general of Nepal Police will be selected from among Basanta Kunwar, Tek Prasad Rai and Deepak Thapa.

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