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Nepal police told to 'slim down': force spokesman

Published on Apr 16, 2013 6:05 PM
 
Nepalese police rest and look on at Hetauda, some 100km south of Kathmandu, on Febuary 2, 2013. Overweight police officers in Nepal must slim down if they want to advance their careers as part of a new anti-obesity drive launched by the nation's force, a spokesman said on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

KATHMANDU (AFP) - Overweight police officers in Nepal must slim down if they want to advance their careers as part of a new anti-obesity drive launched by the nation's force, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

The Nepal Police Headquarters has set up a three-man team to inspect the 60,000-strong national force after its chief last December found some officers were looking too chubby and that their uniforms were untidy.

"We want to make sure our members are fit and their uniforms are neat and clean," police spokesman Keshav Adhikari said.

"Those who have put on weight should maintain a daily workout routine and even do yoga," he added, saying that it was harder for overweight officers to catch "slim and fit" criminals.

 
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