Make arrangements for reliable security: CEC Yadav

KATHMANDU: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has directed the concerned officials to make arrangements for a reliable security during the second round of local level elections.

CEC Yadav issued this directive while speaking in the meeting of the High-level Election Security Committee held at the Election Commission today. The meeting was convened in connection with conducting the local level elections in Province  1,2 5 and 7 slated for June 28 in a peaceful and fear-free environment.

The Chief Election Commissioner issued the instruction to make the necessary security arrangements taking into account the changed political developments as well, spokesperson for the Election Commission, Surya Prasad Sharma said.

Home Secretary Lok Darshan Regmi said the Ministry of Home Affairs has prepared and effectively implemented the security strategy as well as the supplementary security plan for the  elections.

"Adequate security arrangements have been put in place for holding the election in a peaceful and secured environment," he said.

He also briefed the meeting about the security management, the assigned human resources and the security strategy to be adopted by security bodies for strengthening the security system for the polls.

Election Commission secretary Gopinath Mainali, Defence Secretary Shreedhar Sapkota, Inspector General of Police Prakash Aryal, Armed Police Force Inspector General Singha Bahadur Shrestha, Chief of the National Investigation Department Dilip Regmi and Lieutenant General of  Nepal Army Baldev Raj Mahat also attended the meeting.