Army’s missing weapons found

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 24, 2016-

Arms and ammunition that were reported to be missing from the Dipayal-based Far-Western Divisional Headquarters of the Nepal Army (NA) since August were found on Friday. 

According to NA’s Public Relations Directorate (DPR), the weapons were found from gate number 2, on the western side of the divisional headquarters, which leads to Kulpate. 

Bullets, magazines and guns that had gone missing were recovered on Friday during a search operation, said the DPR in a press statement, stopping short of disclosing any more information. 

One SMG rifle, two loaded magazines and 200 rounds of ammunition were reported to be missing from the NA barracks since August 5, following which the NA had taken 11 of its personnel into custody where they were said to be subjected to torture. 

Following complaints from the kin of the detainees, the National Human Rights Commission had dispatched a team to Dipayal to carry out investigation into torture. 

But the Army officials had barred the NHRC officials from entering the barracks in breach of constitutional provisions On Thursday, the NA admitted that not letting the NHRC officials enter the barracks was a mistake.

Published: 24-09-2016 08:27

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