Nepal-India border security meeting held

Sunsari, November 19

With anti-election activities on the rise, a joint meeting of security officials of Nepal and India was held intending to intensify the security situation by devising various security strategies in Dharan, Sunsari today.

Security officials of both countries agreed to curb criminal activities, besides curbing the trade in drugs and small arms and ammunition to beef up of security in the run up to the provincial and parliamentary elections in Nepal.

At the meeting headed by Chief District Officer Gopal Parajuli of Sunsari, the officials of both countries agreed to bolster cooperation to beef up security along the border of both countries, as per District Administration Office Sunsari Spokesperson Kamal Bahadur Thapa.

Himanshu Sharma, Arariya DM of India, said that officials of both the countries reached an understanding on extending security strategies by sealing the border and curbing criminal activities along the border to maintain law and order situation during the forthcoming elections in Nepal.

Chief District Officers and security chiefs of Jhapa, Morang and Sunsari districts from Nepal and chiefs of Seema Surakhsya Bal, District Police Administration of Arariya and Kishangunj from India were present at the meeting.

Meanwhile Sunsari CDO Parajuli claimed that security in the district had been beefed up in view of the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections.