The recent dismissal of Major General Prem Shahi from the Nepalese Army (NA) following his 59-day detention raises serious concerns about the army's commitment to upholding constitutional supremacy and the rule of law. This all began after the NA Headquarters issued Shahi a letter of "premature" retirement leave on the grounds of an error in his academic certificate.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Nepal Army (NA) has dismissed Major General Prem Shahi from the service. Although Major General Shahi was arrested on charge of his involvement in financial irregularities, the military court eventually sacked him on the charge of ‘mutiny’.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Nepalese Army has registered a case in the military court against Major General Prem Shahi, who has been detained for two months over financial irregularities.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The Nepali Army (NA) has formed a committee under the leadership of another Major General Baburam Shrestha to investigate the allegations against Major General Prem Shahi, who was due to retire forcefully today (Wednesday) but is currently in ‘military detention’.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Nepal Army (NA) has ‘detained’ Major General Prem Shahi in the barracks for what it said was an investigation into his alleged involvement in financial irregularities. This comes a day after the Supreme Court (SC) paved the way for him to stay in office for one more year.