Nepal-India border in Banke to be sealed for 48 hours for polls

NEPALGUNJ: The Nepal-India border point in Banke district would be closed for 48 hours in view of the second phase of local level elections on June 28.

The second phase of civic polls is taking place in 334 local units in 35 districts across province no 1, 5 and 7.

The checkpoint would be closed on June 26 for 24 hours before the commencement of the elections, said the Chief District Officer Rabi Lal Panth in Banke district.

The meeting of the border security personnel of both the countries recently took the decision to this effect, shared CDO Panth, ensuring the effective internal security mechanism for the voters to cast their ballot without any fear.

Furthermore, the meeting also agreed to beef up security checks along the border points before 48 hours on the elections day. "For the polls to be conducted in a free, fair and peaceful manner, security forces have been deployed adequately," asserted the CDO.

According to him, Armed Police Force's personnel were mobilised across 40 places and the Nepal Army personnel in 15 places.

Under the security management, the security personnel of the both countries are currently patrolling the bordering places while security has been tightened in the district.