Nepal-India border checkpoints to be shut for 48 hours

ILAM: The checkpoints along the Nepal-India border in Ilam districts would be shut in view of the second phase of local level elections scheduled for June 28.

The checkpoints are going to be shut for 48 hours beforehand the local level elections to check any kind of untoward activities, said Ilam Chief District Officer Janak Raj Dahal.

It is stated that the security chiefs of districts bordering India had held a meeting with their Indian counterparts in order to convey their security concerns about the upcoming second phase of the local level elections.

The meeting also agreed to intensify security checks along the border in places including  Pashupatinagar, Chhabbise, Manebhanjyang, Tumling, and Sandakpur in the district.

According to CDO Dahal, who is also the District Security Committee coordinator,  a security strategy has been prepared to carry out the elections in a fair and fearless environment.