APF, NA personnel deployed in 8 police units of Kailali

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DHANGADHI: Personnel from the Armed Police Force (APF) and the Nepal Army (NA) have been deployed in eight police units of Kailali in view of the security sensitivity.

The District Security Committee has decided to dispatch the APF and the NA personnel in the police units keeping in mind the escalating challenge of security, Chief District Officer of Kailali Mohan Chapagain informed.

"More force has been sent to the sensitive and frail police units," Chapagain said, adding,"all security agencies have been fanned out jointly."

He further informed that personnel from the APF and the NA have been deployed in police units of two municipalities and 10 VDCs of the eastern region of Kailali.

The government had declared two municipalities and 10 VDCs of Tikapur of Kailai as riot-hit zone and mobilise army after seven police personnel, including Nepal Police Senior Superintendent of Police Laxman Neupane, Chief, Seti Zonal Police Office, Dhangadhi, and a two-year-old boy were killed when thousands of agitators loyal to Tharuhat and United Democratic Madhesi Front clashed with police on Monday.

Following the incident, the Kailai District Administration had imposed curfew in those areas from Tuesday.

The Administration continued curfew order in Tikapur of Kailai district today as well.

CDO Chapagain informed that the APF and the Nepal Police personnel would also be dispatched for the security of transportation as well. The Administration believes that the decision would ensure smooth flow of traffic.