Security beefed up in Saptari district

Rajbiraj, November 24

Security has been beefed up in Saptari in view of the upcoming provincial and parliamentary polls slated for December 7.

Security was beefed up, especially at polling stations adjoining the Indian border, after a panel led by Chief District Officer Bhagirath Pandey took stock of the security situation in the district. A joint team of security officials had visited Indian border Kunauli, Lalapatti, Chhinnamasta and Nyaur, among other areas. The team also visited Nyaur and urged Indian SSB security officials to step of security screening in view of the elections in Nepal.

CDO Pandey, Nepal Police SP Mukesh Kumar Singh, Armed Police Force SP Ram Adhar Yadav, National Investigation Bureau Deputy Director Dev Raj Limbu among others inquired the locals about the security situation.

“Security has been beefed up in the district so that the elections are held in a peaceful manner,” said CDO Pandey. Of the total 295 polling stations in the district, as many as 207 have been categorised as highly sensitive and the remaining 88 as sensitive.

A total of 4,000 personnel of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepali Army and 3,000 temporary cops would be deployed for security during the polls in the district, said CDO Pandey.