Govt plans high security measures in Kathmandu for Nov 23


November 21, 2023


Govt plans high security measures in Kathmandu for Nov 23

Security personnel/File Photo

KATHMANDU: Kathmandu will witness an unprecedented level of security deployment as all four major security agencies will be deployed.

The Yuwa Sangh, CPN-UML-affiliated youth organization, and campaigner Durga Prasai are organizing two programs on November 23 in Kathmandu.

Following discussions within the District Security Committee, a decision has been made to deploy both the police and Armed Police Force (APF) personnel in the field, with the Nepali Army serving as a backup force on that day.

Additionally, a national investigation team will be mobilized to ensure comprehensive security measures.

AIG Deepak Thapa, the head of the Kathmandu Valley Police Office Ranipokhari, emphasized the roles of each security agency, stating, “The police will be on the front lines, the armed police will be deployed in the field, and the national research team will operate independently. The Nepali Army will stand by as a backup force.”

The heightened security measures come in response to a planned programs by the Yuwa Sangh and Prasai.

Following a discussion initiated by the District Administration Office Kathmandu, the event’s location has been relocated to Tinkune, with a significant police presence.

The administration has announced a prohibited area from Maitighar to New Baneshwar for a month.

In preparation for potential clashes, the three district security committees of the Valley have developed plans and established an information system known as the “Valley Joint Operation Command Center” for seamless communication among security agencies, according to AIG Thapa.

Amid escalating accusations between Mahesh Basnet, and Prasai concerns about a possible clash prompted the administration to intervene.

A decision was made not to allow both parties to conduct their programs at the same location.

AIG Thapa further emphasized the commitment to preventing clashes, minimizing damage, and ensuring the orderly completion of the program.

“Even after the event concludes, efforts will be made to manage the aftermath to prevent any potential conflicts between the two sides,” he added.