HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Special security arrangements have been made in the Capital city with special focus on the Constituent Assembly building following the extension of CA tenure by six months.
Police said the measures were adopted to prevent any untoward incidents based on intelligence that some political parties and groups unhappy with the tenure extension were likely to disturb peace.
More than 1,160 cops, led by Kathmandu police chief SP Rajendra Shrestha, were mobilised in and adjoining areas of the CA building round-the-clock.
Besides Nepal Police, more than 500 elite cops of Armed Police Force are mobilised as back-up.
Sniffer dogs, bomb disposal squads, water cannons and ambulances have been kept ready to cope with any unpleasant situation.
“Security in and around the CA building is our top priority,” SP Shrestha said.
Four major road junctions leading to the CA building are under the surveillance of security forces.
The security measures also coincide with rallies and various means of protests against the extension of CA tenure.
“We have arranged five-tier security for the CA building,” SP Shrestha informed. Earlier, Kathmandu District Administration Office had declared various parts of the Capital city a prohibited zone until further notice in view of the expiry of the CA term.
The prohibited zones cover areas near the Office of the President, Vice-President, Prime Minister, Singha Durbar and the CA building. Police said they had also kept tight vigil on transit points of the Valley. The administration has empowered police to arrest any suspects.