DIG Ramesh Prasad Kharel is a policeman from Nepal known for his integrity and fight aga..inst corruption within the Nepali Police Force.Ramesh Prasad Kharel has served as the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in Pokhara, Kathmandu, and Birgunj. His transfer from Kathmandu was a controversial decision, and was likely dela..yed due to public support for his stay in Kathmandu.During his stint in Kathmandu, he cra..cked down on cri..me in the city, including controlling the ga..ngs and the so-cal..led “do..ns” of Kathmandu. He also presi..ded over raids on dance clubs that were illeg..ally working as brothels in Kathmandu. He had similarly crac..ked down on illegal prostitution du..ring his ear..lier stint in Pokhara.
While in Birgunj in Parsa District, he cont..inued his strong policing he was known for. Within the first 10 days of his transfer, it was reported that cri..me was down and the rife corruption within the police force had decreased significantly. The pra…ctice of collecting illegal tolls from those importing goods from India was also signifi..cantly cut.
Kharel became one of the few police officers in Nepal to take on political cr..im…inality. Despite tremendous pressure from his superiors he registered a mu…rder charge against Prabhu Shah, a minister of land reforms in the then government. Despite his efforts, the District attorney’s office in Parsa refused to register mur..der cha..rges against Shah. In April 2012, he was SSP.
In January 2014, Kharel was rec..alled to oversee the operations of the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police. Soon after he took office, he made the police officers under him take oath of honesty and hard work. He arre..sted Tejendra Gurung, a notorious gangster, on his second day in office. He has also sta..rted crac…king down on massage parlors, dance bars and cabin restaurants suspected of running prostitution and strip shows, something he was well known for in his previous term in Kathmandu.