The Maoist leadership has started making contradictory claims over the murder of Armed Police Force chief Krishna Mohan Shrestha in January. Contrary to a previous statement, Eastern Region Bureau member Kripashwor revoked his party involvement in Shrestha's assasination. Addressing a local meet at Mahadevsthan in Sindhuli, Kripashwor said his party was investigating the murder to find out who was involved.
Local intellectuals and political party representatives who also participated in the talks concurred that peace talks must begin soon. Madhab Acharya, the president of the Nepal Teacher's Association also called on the Maoists to acknowledge the serious mistakes they made in the last seven years of the armed insurgency. "The Maoists should take responsibility for the blunders they made, they cannot be excused for the crimes they have committed," Acharya said.