Unlike in the army, there is a wide media controversy in the process of appointment of police chief. Finally, the government has appointed AIG Kuber SIngh Rana as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP). Known for his soft and gentle behavior, the challenge before him is to lead over 100,000 strong police institution to maintain law and order in the country.
At a time when Nepal Police has been facing several kinds of controversies, including scandals which tarnish the image of Police, Rana will have to take careful measures.
AIGs Kuber Singh Rana, Bhisma Prasai and Navaraj Dhakal were the contenders for the top position in the Nepal Police. Rana was earlier given a clean chit by the court regarding the case of human rights abuses during the conflict period. Whatever the rumors that appeared in the media, Rana, Dhakal and Prasai, from the batch of 1983, were competent and professional cadre of Nepal Police. Of them, AIG Rana was the senior most. He was elevated to the post of AIG three months earlier than Dhakal and Prasai after IGP Rabindra Pratap Shah succeeded Ramesh Chand Thakuri.
Prior to his appointment as the IG, Rana had served as Metropolitan Police Commissioner, chief of Easter Region Police Office in Pokhara, Director of Training Directorate in Nepal Police Headquarters, chief of Narcotic Drug Control Law Enforcement Unit, and chief of two zonal offices and seven district police offices.
In the capacity of Chief of Police, he will also serve as the Head of (Nepal Central Bureau) NCB- Nepal, a contact point of Interpol.
He was born in Baugha Gumba- 5 of Palpa on 21 July 1960. Rana graduated with Bachelor's of Arts from Tribhuvan University in 1982. In his career in the law enforcement agency spanning over 28 years, he is best known as an honest, dutiful, hardworking and professional cop maintaining zero tolerance on corruption.