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Deuba defends accusations of army, police mobilisation during armed conflict

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KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress (NC) President and former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said Nepal Army personnel and Nepal Police only discharged their duties in line with the state’s policies, rules and regulations during the armed conflict.

Leader Deuba said, “however, those found guilty of crime shall be brought to book,” at an interaction program organised by the Human Rights Organization of Nepal (HURON) on ‘Struggle Resolution and Justice’ here on Friday.

“Maoist combatants fought for political gain,” Deuba added.

Speaking at the same function, CPN Maoist Centre leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha suggested that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission should work to help mitigate insurgency-era cases and maintain peace in the country.

Chairperson of the Conflict Victims National Society and Nepali Congress leader Kul Bahadur Gurung and Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearance Lokendra Mallik, Chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Surya Kiran Gurung and Chairperson of HURON Indra Aryal among others were also present at the program.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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