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Only 3129 combatants opt for integration

KATHMANDU: A total of 6,574 combatants have opted for voluntary retirement with the end of the timeline specified for the second round of regrouping of the ex-Maoist combatants on Thursday.

According to Army Integration Special Committee Secretariat Coordinator, Balananda Sharma, now only 3,129 combatants remain in the cantonments.

The combatants who opted for voluntary retirement received their pay cheque and left the cantonments.

The team of the Secretariat is now returning to the capital following the completion of the regrouping.

It may be noted that the authority of securing the cantonments and the combatants in it has been given to Nepali Army following the AISC decision on April 11.

The second round of regrouping had begun on April 14. RSS

Published Date: Thursday, April 19th, 2012 | 05:54 AM

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