Meet against extortion drive

Mahendranagar, November 3:

Administrative heads and traders of the Indo-Nepal border areas will meet in Banbasa tomorrow to deal with extortion drive launched by the Nepal Janatantrik Party, an outfit which supports the king.

Indian businessmen had approached the Indian administration after they got letters, in which the Nepal Janatantrik Party urged them to give them money if they want to do business in Nepal.

Head constable of Banbasa Thana Binod Kumar Panta arrived in Mahendranagar today for preparation of the meeting. He met superintendent of police Ramesh Kharel and businessmen. Talking to this daily, he said: “The meeting is being organised to fight jointly against criminal activities in border areas.” Stating that letters were sent to traders through the post office in Banbasa’s Chandani, he said over 37 businessmen in Banbasa said they have received the threatening letters. Ex-general secretary of the Banbasa trade group, Satya Narayan Goyal, said the Janatantrik has panicked businessmen.