The Nepali Army has deployed 64,020 of its personnel to ensure security during the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections. According to a press release issued by Nepal Army, its personnel had safely disposed bombs, suspicious objects and or IEDs at 33 locations across the country that were found between November 8 and 24.
The press release stated that the NA disposed bombs, suspicious objects and or IEDs in Panchthar, Jajarkot, Sindhupalchowk, Rolpa, Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Lamjung, Parvat, Dhading, Baglung, Achham Snakhuwasabha, Rupandehi, Nawalparasi, Dhading, Achham, Rasuwa, Chitwan, Khotang, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Dang, Chitwan, Dolkha, and Kalikot.
According to a press release, its members had been providing security in the course of transporting election-related materials to polling centers and they had also been providing security at vital installations including 23 airports and 53 prisons.
The NA said that its members were providing security in the run-up to the elections from the third layer of the security ring created to ensure poll security.
Members of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force are in the first two layers of the security ring.
The NA said its security personnel had safely transported ballot papers to all 32 districts where the first phase of provincial and parliamentary elections slated for November 26.
The NA also said that its security personnel had safely transported ballot papers to most of the 45 districts, which will go to polls on December 7.