By A Staff Reporter Kathmandu, May 19: Several incidents and unwanted activities had been reported from the temporary policemen recruited for the purpose of local level election.
Among 100,000 temporary (myadi) policemen recruited by the government for a maximum of 40 days of working term, which is about to terminate from May 20 this week, 48 had been taken different departmental actions while some had been suspended before joining the job, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and Spokesperson for Nepal Police Headquarters Bishnu Bahadur KC told The Rising Nepal on Wednesday.
Within these days, five temporary police died because of several reasons including a suicide case, SSP KC said.
“According to their faults, we have taken action against the temporary police,” he said.
“We are bidding them farewell on Friday (May 20) as we cannot keep them more than that as the budget has been provided accordingly,” SSP KC said. The government had released Rs. 4 billion to provide each of them a salary including all other facilities of Rs. 40,000.
Rape, murder alleged recruits found
According to the Nepal Police, 48 temporary police personnel have been arrested since the recruitment. According to SSP KC, some of the temporary policemen had been later found involved in rape attempt to murder charges when investigated as per the complaints.
Among them, some had been found enlisted in the absconding list of Nepal Police as well.
One of the temporary policemen recruited in Kathmandu had been arrested after he was found involved in an attempt to rape.
Similarly, another was found involved in murder charge and was later arrested.
He was a temporary police recruited in Madhesh Province.
Similarly, Nepal Police Spokesperson KC said that 14 temporary policemen had been punished for their misconduct. A lady police was also axed for her misconduct.
Province wise, six temporary policemen faced action in Lumbini Province, four in Karnali Province, two in Sudurpaschim Province, and one each in Province 1 and Madhesh Province for going against the code of conduct.
The government had decided to provide financial assistance of Rs. 2 million in case of the death of temporary police while on duty. Similarly, it had also been decided to provide ration
allowance to the temporary police personnel equal to the serving police constable deployed in the Himalayan districts receive.
Four temporary policemen have died since their recruitment. Yogendra Neupane, a temporary policeman working in Nuwakot, had died after falling from a cliff.
Similarly, Durga Singh Basnet of Sindhupalchowk died after falling off the road to a cliff, according to police. Temporary policeman Jash Bahadur Rokaya, 45, of Sarkegadh Rural Municipality was found dead at his residence in Simkot of Humla.
According to police, Rokaya was found dead in his rented room in Humla. Door and windows of his room were found locked from inside.
Similarly, temporary female police Anita Bhattarai died after taking poison in Kathmandu.
After receiving one-week basic policing training, temporary police had been formally deployed across the country from April 11.