DB Lama, Ex Inspector General of Police

March 27, 2014 Categories समाज

Real Name – Dil Bahadur Lama
Born – 1927 (1984 BS)
Birthplace – Gerkhu, Nuwakot
Death – March 26, 2014 (84 years)

Started Police service in 2011 BS. The police force was established in 2007 and he was the 11th chief of the police. He worked as the IGP of police from 2039 BS to 2043 BS. In his tenure, in 2043 BS, the police had started recruiting women in police force by open competition. He also started female traffic police at that time. Lama started Police Hospital (Mahargunj) in 2040 BS. He is also credited for a number of other positive steps in the police force.

Controversies

Lama was also one of the most controversial police officer. In 2036 BS he is accused of causing a police suppression at Chhintang of Dhankuta. 15 people were killed in the suppression.

Lama didn’t have much education. But, he was very close to the Prime Minister Tulsi Giri and the Prince Dhirendra Shah. On their recommendation, Lama was appointed IG of police.

Lama’s tenure as IGP ended on Jestha of 2043. After a few months of his retirement, he was accused of gold smuggling. At that time, a Rastriya Panchayat parliamentarian, Chandra Bahadur Gurung was arrested with 22 kg gold at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Lama was accused of being the main person who had planned for the smuggling. Lama was arrested with Bharat Gurung, the chief body guard of Dhirendra Shah. In that charge both Lama and Gurung stayed in jail for five years.

Later, the court didn’t find enough evidence of their involvement in the smuggling. Lama accused the palace of fabricating the case to punish him. After the political change in 2046, DB Lama joined Nepali Congress. He was also elected as a Nepali Congress parliamentarian in 2056 BS from Rasuwa. He was also made the assistant minister during the prime ministership of Sher Bahadur Deuba.

DB Lama has written a book about his time in confinement by the palace.

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