In French, negations behave a specific way when an infinitive verb is used in Indirect Speech.
Negations with infinitive verbs in Indirect Speech in French
Look at the sentences:
Note that if a sentence has two verbs but it's the infinitive verb (a verb that's not conjugated) that requires negation, ne pas goes before the infinitive rather than around it.
Note: If there is a pronoun before the infinitive, ne pas precedes it.
See also Position of French Negations - with conjugated verb + infinitive
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