Thursday, May 28, 2009

Army prepares to take action against Khadka

Army prepares to take action against Khadka

Nepal Army is preparing to take action against General Kul Bahadur Khadka for claiming to be the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) despite the President’s letter to Rookmangud Katawal to remain in position, The Himalayan Times daily reported.

Kul Bahadur Khadka (File Photo)

Law department of the army headquarters has started investigation on Khadka’s speeches and interviews given after the previous government appointed him the acting CoAS.

“We have started investigation into the case,” BA Kumar Sharma, chief of the department said.

Khadka had claimed in some media interviews that, officially he is the army chief, but had not assumed any roles of the chief at the headquarters. I am the acting chief as appointed by the government; I would have complied had the President sent me a letter instructing me to remain in previous position, Khadka had said in an interview with Naya Patrika.

Khadka claims he should not face court martial, as he had to bear the responsibility of acting chief of army staff, as he was second in line for the post. May 28 09


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