Nepal PM instructs to rebuild palace massacre site
Last Updated: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 14:24
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 Gyanendra.

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 occurred.

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

First Published: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 14:24

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