After Birgunj tension, SSB shuts Nepalgunj-Rupaidiha, Bhairahawa-Sunauli points

NEPALGUNJ/BHAIRAHAWA: The Nepalgunj-Rupaidiha border point in Banke and Bhairahawa-Sunauli point in Rupandehi have been shut since Monday morning.

The Indian Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel deployed at the border point stopped vehicles to cross the Rupaidiha border from around 10 am today.

The SSB personnel allegedly resorted to the closure after clashes were reported from Birgunj-Raxaul point after resumption of mobility, according to local traders.

Otherwise, the Nepalgunj customs point had recorded uninterrupted mobility of cargo vehicles despite reported unofficial blockade by India and protests by cadres of Madhesi parties at various Indo-Nepal border points.

In Nepalgunj, no any protest programme has been organised for last few weeks.

Besides closure at the border point today, no any untoward incident has been reported.

Meanwhile, mobility across the Bhairahawa-Sunauli border point has been restricted after tensions in Birgunj today.

No any vehicle has entered Nepal via the border after Indian security personnel stopped them citing security reasons.

Nepali vehicles, however, have entered India uninterruptedly.