Nepal-India border in Kailali sealed for 72 hours

DHANGADHI: Entry points along the Nepal-India border in Kailali district have been sealed for 72 hours in view of the Parliamentary and provincial elections taking place on December 7.

According to Chief District Officer (CDO) of Kailali Govinda Rijal, the entry points have been sealed starting 5:00 pm on Monday till Thursday evening.

The Nepal-India border has been sealed as per the decision made in the meeting between the security chiefs of both countries held in Paliya, India earlier.

The movement across the border has been brought to a standstill in the district that shares 23 entry points along the 101-kilometre open border with India.

Of the total 231 polling stations, 77 polling stations are highly sensitive, 117 others are sensitive and remaining 37 are normal.

Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department have been deployed at the site to maintain peaceful environment during the elections so that the voters could cast votes without any fear, the CDO informed.