Nepali, Indian authorities agree to control cross-border crimes

KANCHANPUR: Security officials of Nepal and India have agreed to remain more vigilant to prevent possible cross-border crimes.

A joint security meeting that was held in Banbasa of India on Thursday concluded with the decision of taking collective measures to control the possible smuggling of goods and wildlife hide and organs, human trafficking, drug peddling and trnsaction of counterfeit currencies notes across the Nepal-India border, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of District Police Office, Kanchanpur, Nain Singh Karki.

In the meeting, the Indian side was also apprised of inconveniences being faced by Nepalis while travelling across the Banbasa Bridge.  Security officials of both countries agreed to work in a coordinated way to address such problems. Both sides made a commitment to exchange information about absconding criminals and take efforts to control the cross-border crimes.

Far-western Regional Police chief Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Bijay Raj Bhatta, Kanchanpur's Chief District Officer Manohar Prasad Khanal and Superintendent of Police Tulasi Adhikari represented the Nepali side at the meeting while the Nainital's Police Deputy Director General Ajay Raute led the Indian side.