Kathmandu, April 16:
Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring Coordination Committee (JMCC), General Jan Erik Wilhelmsen, has proposed to begin the second phase of the verification of Maoist combatants from May 1.
Wilhelmsenâ€™s proposal came at a JMCC meeting held here today.
The JMCC would decide when to begin the verification process after it finalises the details of the verification modalities.
â€œThe UNMIN (United Nations Mission in Nepal) is ready to begin the second stage of verification, but the date is yet to be finalised,â€ the UNMINâ€™s spokesperson said.
The meeting of the Joint Monitoring Coordination Committee also discussed the issue of Maoistsâ€™ Peopleâ€™s Liberation Army (PLA) personnel deserting cantonment sites in various places, including Ilam and Chitwan, in the past.