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Govt restores 73 police posts after Maoists agree

Maoists agreed to restore the posts after Govt said it would not be possible to hold constituent assembly polls without restoring posts.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2007 11:55 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The Nepal government has restored 73 police posts across the country, which were displaced during the decade-long Maoist insurgency.

Fifty-seven police posts in six districts of west Nepal and 16 in Dhankuta district in the east Nepal that were shifted to district headquarters have been restored, officials said.

The restoration of the displaced police posts came after the Maoist chairman Prachanda directed party cadres to cooperate with the government in restoring the police posts.

The Maoist leadership agreed to restore the posts after the government said it would not be possible to hold the constituent assembly elections without restoring the posts.

Home Minister Krishna Sitoula has issued special instructions to security chiefs to restore all the displaced police posts in Terai region by January 10.

He has also instructed the secretaries of the village development committees across the country to return to their offices before the election process starts.

The government has said it was necessary to restore police posts and resume normal functioning of VDCs so that voters' list collection and citizenship distribution works can be conducted on time to prepare for the CA polls to be held by mid-June to rewrite the Constitution.

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