Nepal PM instructs to rebuild palace massacre site

PM Madhav Kumar Nepal has asked authorities to re-construct Tribhuvan Sadan, the site of royal massacre in the Narayanhiti Palace.

Updated: Jul 23, 2009, 14:24 PM IST

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar
Nepal has asked the authorities to re-construct the Tribhuvan
Sadan, the site of royal massacre in the Narayanhiti Palace,
which was demolished at the instruction of former King

Nepal, who visited the Narayanhiti Palace Museum, told
the Finance Ministry to make necessary budget provision for
the purpose.

The Prime Minister has ordered to re-build the Tribhuvan
Sadan, where nine persons of the royal family including King
Birendra were massacred in June 2001 during a Friday dinner
party, according to PM`s press advisor Bishnu Rijal.

The government is considering to re-build Tribhuvan Sadan
along with Billiard Hall belonging to slain crown prince
Dipendra, he said.

Shortly after assuming throne, then King Gyanendra had
ordered to demolish the structures where the incident

When asked whether he would form new probe commission to
conduct fresh investigation into the incident of Royal
massacre, Nepal said that his government had other
priorities such as drafting the new constitution before that.

The government has accorded top priorities to draft the
new constitution and to take the peace process to its logical
end, he said.

Bureau Report