Nepal Maoists deny training Indian ultras

Kathmandu, Nov 101 (ANI): Chief of UCPN (Maoist)'s military wing, Barsha Man Pun has denied allegations of providing training to Indian Maoists.

He said India´s allegation was based on a report prepared by Nepal Army (NA) at the directive of Prime Minister Madhav Nepal.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Pun said: "The report was part of a larger conspiracy to detach the Maoists from the ongoing Constitution drafting and peace process and create grounds for a military intervention in Nepal

"It was a 'planned conspiracy' to push the Maoists out of the ongoing peace process and prepare grounds for 'military intervention' in Nepal by declaring the Maoists as 'terrorists'. We are ready to face any kind of action if the allegations are proven true," he added.

He further said that as per the information he has obtained the Nepal Army headquarters had ordered its Eastern Regional headquarters to prepare such a report six months ago.

After preparing it as per the instructions, the report was sent to India, triggering a strong reaction.

Pun also said that the Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood had his own vested interest in seeing that the NA's false report makes its way to New Delhi.

He further claimed that Nepali Maoists would not even think about giving military training to the Indian Maoists.

"There's no way that a party like UCPN (Maoist), a vital part of the peace process which has already led a government in the past and which is likely to lead the government again, will do such thing. Again, the Maoist cantonments are being constantly monitored by the United Nations Mission in Nepal and there's no way a matter as grave as this will go unnoticed," he said.

Admitting that the Nepali Maoists only have ideological affinity with the Indian Maoists and that the relationship ends there, Pun said that the Indian Naxalite movement is India's internal matter and that it should resolve the matter on its own. (ANI)

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