Chitwan, December 11:

Leaders of the seven parties, as per the request of UN Mission in Nepal, today inspected the Peoples’ Liberation Army Third Division camp at Shaktikhor of Chitwan and took necessary information.

Visiting leaders said all the processes in the PLA camp were going on as per the tripartite agreement between the Maoists, the government and the UNMIN. Leaders of Nepali Congress, including spokesperson Arjun Narsingh KC, Dr Minendra Rijal, Chakra Prasad Banstola and Shekhar Koirala; UML leaders Amrit Kumar Bohara and Jhalanath Khanal; CP Mainali of CNP (ML); Dil Bahadur Shrestha of Janamorcha Nepal and Prem Suwal of Nepal Workers’ and Peasant Party visited the camp. Accompanying them were PLA deputy commanders Janardan Sharma alias Pravakar and Nanda Kishor Pun alias Pasang.

UNMIN chief Ian Martin and weapons expert Jan Erik Wilhemson were also involved in the team.

The team took information about the physical structures of the camp, talked with the representatives of UNMIN and also took information about the verification process of the PLA personnel.

PLA third division commander Bibidh presented the income and expenditure report of the camp.

According to the report, the camp had received a fund of Rs 22.8 million and had spent Rs 26.22 million. The expenditure was Rs 3.4 million more than the fund received. Altogether 6,300 PLA personnel were verified during the first phase of verification in the camp.

NC spokesperson KC expressed satisfaction over the management of the camp and said things were going on as per the tripartite agreement.

Dr Minendra Rijal assured Bibidh of providing necessary support. UML leader Jhananath Khanal also expressed satisfaction over the management of the camp.