Ex-PLA regrouping continues today also
N24 Correspondent, KATHMANDU: The second round of regrouping Maoist ex-fighters continued on Saturday also. The process that started since Friday, following go ahead from the Maoist headquarters to the technical team of Army Integration Special Committee (AISC).
According to the Secretariat on Friday a total of 6 hundred and 79 combatants opted for voluntary retirement. Of them 3 hundred and 25 combatants in Chitwan, 1 hundred and 9 in Nawalaparasi, 94 combatants in Rolpa, and one hundred and 51 combatants in Surkhet have opted for retirement.
These combatants were bid farewell by offering them half of the promised amount. The regrouping is expected to conclude by Monday.
In earlier regrouping 9 thousand, seven hundred and 11 combatants had opted for integration. But given the 6500 ceiling agreed by political parties in the seven point sea, the second stage of regrouping was initiated to bring down the combatants to the agreed number.