Armed Police Force, SSB start joint patrolling on no man’s land

Rautahat, January 6

A joint team of Nepal’s Armed Police Force and India’s Sashastra Seema Bal have started patrolling on the no man’s land along the Nepal-India border in Rautahat to curb criminal activities and illegal transportation of goods from today.

Eleven APF personnel led by ASI Arjun Bohora from Rautahat’s Gaur-based APF Border Outpost Office and 11 personnel of SSB from 20 B Batallion A Company located at India’s Bairganiya have started joint patrolling on no man’s land.

APF 11 Number Gan SP Krishna Dhakal said the joint patrol was launched to curb criminal activities in the border area and to stop illegal import of goods from India to Nepal.

According to SP Dhakal, joint patrolling will be done on a regular basis from five border outpost offices of the APF. “SSB and APF are inspecting border pillars regularly and providing security,” he said.

According to him, the 33-kilometre area had as many as 15 major pillars, 29 secondary pillars and 115 small pillars. Of them, seventeen pillars, including major and small ones have gone missing and the joint patrol team is monitoring the remaining ones.