Prachanda orders security heads to beef-up Terai district

Prachanda orders security heads to beef-up Terai districtKathmandu, Jan 31: Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda has instructed top security officials to take stern measures to curb violence and lawlessness that is growing in Terai districts.

According to Nepalnews, Prachanda summoned the heads of the Nepal Police, the Armed Police Force and the National Investigation Commission here on Friday and gave this directive.

He said he wanted to ensure that the security pledges made by him in his address to the nation should get implemented.

Prachanda also expressed concern over the tendency of giving every criminal activity in the Terai a political color. He ordered the heads of security agencies to remain alert towards efforts to prove the government a failure by inciting such things.

The meeting comes a day after Prachanda has alleged that international forces have been making trouble in Terai districts by creating a number of factions.

The Maoists have called for broader consultation on the issue as some of the Terai based groups have been instigating unrest in the south without concern for national interests. (ANI)