Border security tops bilateral talks agenda

Nepalgunj, October 4:

Bilateral talks between security officials of Nepal and India were held in Nepalgunj today to find ways out to the increasing incidents of looting of Nepalis returning home from Indian towns like Simala and Kalapahad on the Indian side of the border.

The talk was proposed by the Banke District Police Office after many Nepalis were robbed on the Indian side of the border at the hands of thugs and even by the Indian policemen. Superintendent of Police at Banke Ghanashyam Bhatta said similar talks were held in India’s Rupaidiya two days ago too.

DM Shudhir Kumar Srivastab of India’s Baharaich district and SP Rajesh Mudak and other officials had arrived in Nepalgunj for the talks at the invitation of Bhatta. Banke DSP Govindaram Pariyar said Nepalis were being robbed in Rupaidiya, Baharaich Buspark and in customs office. The issues of controlling crime and women trafficking along the border also surfaced during the talks.

According to Pariyar, Indian security officials promised to stop untoward activities across the border on the Indian side.

DM Srivastav said he would take action against those robbing the Nepalis returning home specially for Dashain.