Indian minister vows to book Kanchanpur shooting guilty

KATHMANDU: Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi that India would take action against the personnel involved in the fatal shooting on a Nepali national in the border region last week.

In a meeting with Nidhi at her office this afternoon, Swaraj said the investigation was underway into the case.

While DPM Nidhi pointed out that the postmortem report of Govinda Gautam, who was killed in a clash last week, identified he died from bullets, Swaraj demanded that Nepal provide the report, as well as other pieces of evidence, to support the investigation, Nidhi's press advisor Ramjee Dahal informed in a statement this evening.

Both the ministers were of the view that such incidents should not recur in the future.

According to Dahal, the two leaders had held one-to-one talks for 15 minutes before their delegations met, according to Dahal.

During the meeting, Nidhi repeated his proposal that two additional teams be mobilised for the management of disputed border pillars so as to end the disputes as soon as possible.

The DPM had put forth the same proposal during his meeting with the Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh earlier today.


Nepal's Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay, was also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, DPM Nidhi is scheduled to return home on Friday. He had gone to New Delhi to attend the Counter-Terrorism Summit, 2017.