Maoists to cooperate in Ramhari murder probe

Kathmandu, May 22:

The Maoist army would cooperate fully with the police and the commission of inquiry set up by the government to probe into the killing of Ramhari Shrestha at the hands of Maoists, said a top Maoists’ People Liberation Army official.

According to the website of the United Nations Mission in Nepal, deputy commander of the PLA made this commitment at the 73rd meeting of the Joint Monitoring Coordination Committee today.

The meeting chaired by chief arms monitor of UNMIN General Jan Erik Wilhelmsen today shared the results of the preliminary inquiry conducted by UNMIN into the killing.

The website said the meeting was attended by the representatives of the Nepal Army and the Maoist army. The meeting concluded that the killing was a serious violation of the Agreement on Monitoring the Management of Arms and Armies (AMMAA), reached between the CPN-Maoists and the then government and of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

The JMCC is responsible for supervising compliance by the parties to the arms monitoring agreement.