Security beefed up at border points

Biratnagar, November 26

Keeping in view the second phase of parliamentary and provincial polls slated for December 7 in the district, Morang police have beefed up security at border points in the district.

Police have deployed trained dogs at major border points and stepped up security checks. Inspector Santosh Niraula at Area Police Office, Rani, said police personnel with trained dogs were deployed to control possible untoward incidents at border points. “We have tightened security checking with trained dogs at border points and hotels,” Inspector Niraula said. According to him, Indian and Nepal police personnel conducted a joint patrol at border points today.

As many as 300 voting stations have been fixed for 644,782 eligible voters in the district.

SP Arun Kumar BC of Morang Police Office said that all security mechanisms had been put in place for the polls. “During polls, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Indian Seema Surakshya Bal will conduct joint patrols,” he dded.

According to SP BC, police have arrested 18 cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal from different places. “Other cadres of the Chand-led CPN are also on the wanted list of police,” SP BC said.

Meanwhile, police have launched a campaign to control home-made liquor in Biratnagar’s Rani area. Inspector Niraula said police were cracking down on illegal production and sale of liquor at the border.