Security along Indo-Nepal border to be tightened

Himalayan News Service

Bhairahwa, June 17:

With the purpose of controlling Maoist activities in the Terai region, particularly in the Indo-Nepal border, security agencies of the two countries have agreed to tighten security. This commitment was shown at the meeting of Indo-Nepal security agencies held at Sunauli in India yesterday. The security officials of the two countries have also agreed to communicate information on Maoist activities on a reciprocal basis. From the Nepali side, Chief District Officer of Rupandehi Dhruba Prasad Sharma, senior superintendent of police of regional police office Bhairahwa Ramesh Kumar Shrestha and Chief District Officers of Nawalparasi and Kapilbastu

districts, along with other security officials, had participated in the meeting. Similarly, from the Indian side, the district magistrate of Maharajganj, Ram Kumar, and top police officials of Siddharthanagar had taken part. Realising that the Maoists may take advantage of the open border, the officials of the two countries decided to alert the security forces manning the border. The delegations of the two countries have also agreed to not giving shelter to criminals, elimination of girl trafficking and discouraging fake currency transactions, informed Chief District Officer Sharma.