64,020 NA personnel deployed for poll security
Kathmandu, November 24
The Nepali Army has deployed 64,020 of its personnel to ensure security during the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections.
The NA issued a press release today, saying its personnel had safely disposed bombs, suspicious objects and or IEDs at 33 locations across the country that were found between November 8 and 24.
The NA disposed bombs, suspicious objects and or IEDs in Panchthar, Jajarkot, Sindhupalchowk, Rolpa, Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Lamjung, Parvat, Dhading, Baglung, Achham Snakhuwasabha, Rupandehi, Nawalparasi, Dhading, Achham, Rasuwa, Chitwan, Khotang, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Dang, Chitwan, Dolkha and Kalikot.
The NA also said that its members had been providing security in the course of transporting election related materials to polling centres and they had also been providing security at vital installations including 23 airports and 53 prisons.
The NA said in its release that its members were providing security in the run up to the elections from the third layer of the security ring created to ensure poll security.
Members of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force are in the first two layers of the security ring.
The NA said its security personnel had safely transported ballot papers to all 32 districts where the first phase of provincial and parliamentary elections slated for November 26.
The NA also said that its security personnel had safely transported ballot papers to most of the 45 districts, which will go to polls on December 7.