SSB disrupts road construction in Kanchanpur, near Indian border

KANCHANPUR: The Indian side has obstructed the construction of Gaddachauki-Brahmadev road linking the northern belt of Kanchanpur district.

Indian Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB) has disrupted the blacktopping of the road nearby Nepal-India border pillar 809 (5 'A') on the issue of hum pipe.

The dispute ensued when the armed SSB put pressure on removing the hum pipe that was placed to give water outlet from the road. The SSB has claimed that the territory where the road is being constructed is in India.

Locals said the obstruction to the road construction caused by the SSB has put the works on halt now.

Chief District Officer Kumar Bahadur Khadka said that they were aware of the halt of the construction works after the SSB obstruction. He said, "The construction will continue after holding joint meeting with the Indian side".

Last year, a Nepali citizen was shot dead by the Indian SSB in Punarbas Municipality of Kanchanpur district over a dispute on a culvert.