Army security for ex-king Gyanendra withdrawn; APF takes charge
The Nepal Army has withdrawn its personnel deployed for the security of former king Gyanendra Shah as per the government's decision.
|Former king Shah
Twenty five NA officials under the command of a Major, who had been looking after Gyanedra's personal security and the security of Nagarjuna Palace, returned to the barracks on Friday. The NA said the troops were withdrawn based on the government's decision taken six months ago.
According to the NA, implementation of the government decision was delayed as the APF needed time to make necessary preparations.
With the pullout of the army men, the Armed Police Force (APF) has taken charge of Gyanendra's security. Some APF personnel were already working with the security squad led by the NA.
Fifty APF personnel have been deployed under the command of Deputy Superintendent Uddab Rawal for Gyanendra's security. nepalnews.com