Security guards of the CPN-M legislators of the Interim Legislature-Parliament today were found to be carrying weapons while entering parliament. Two security guards of two legislators were carrying a set of weapon each and were found by the police during routine security check.
Here is what happened: An Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Nepal Police first noticed two Chinese-made pistols with two Maoists (personal bodyguards for Maoist leaders Dev Gurung and Lokendra Bista) while they were entering from the south and east Gate of the parliament this afternoon. The ASI instantly notified about the discovery to his seniors and, after receiving orders to let Maoists enter the House with the weapon, he let them go inside. A few lawmakers from other political parties were witness to this incident. They immediately created noise. They encircled the Speaker’s chair to bring the issue to his attention. Later the home minister said, “I have taken it seriously.” After the debate became intense, the two guards were expelled from the house in coordination with the Home Ministry. Krishna Bahadur Mahara, the Maoist spokesperson, expressed his ignorance over the incident and said that he was seriously committed in not repeating the incident in future. After the whole incident, some MPs were heard saying something like this: “Who will be responsible if someone fires at us at the time of heated debate in the house?” (more here) -reported by Sureshnath Neupane and Rajendra Phuyal