Industrialists demand special security team

Birgunj, May 13:

Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) today asked the government to form a special security team to control activities of Indian criminal gangs in areas along the border. “The police force is unable to control Indian criminal gangs with their home-made weapons,” said BCCI chairman Bijay Sarawagi, adding: “A different group with modern weapons and communication instruments is essential to check criminal activities.”

A meeting participated by the BCCI members, representatives of seven political parties and chiefs of the security agencies today decided to ask the government to form a special team under the leadership of an SSP.

Local industrialists here are terrified following the attack on industrialist Ratan Agrawal. They are compelled to stay indoors during daytime, too.

The police have committed to arrest and punish criminals within a week after the seven parties and industrialists put pressure on them.

“Indian criminal gangs are active in Nepal but security personnel have not been able to control them. Nepal’s security officials are involved in such activities,” accused Sushil Upadhyaya, vice-chairman of BCCI.

“Within a month, another incident occurred on Friday. The gang of Chote Lal has been demanding money from the Agrawal family,” the BCCI said. Stating that an investigation was underway, Parsa police chief Bir Bahadur Rana said: “We have urged the Indian security officials to arrest criminals.” A police team has gone to India for the same, he said.