Indo-Nepal border check points to remain closed on 28th

18 Jun 2017

The Nepal government has decided to close their checkpoints along Indo-Nepal border on June 28 following the second phase of their civic election.
Check points along the borders of Sikkim, Bihar and West Bengal will remain closed for 48 hours.
Chief District Officers (CDO) of Ilam Janak Raj Dahal and Manohar Prasad Khanal of Mahendra Nagar informed that the checkpoints will be closed for 48 hours beginning from morning 6 to 5pm.
The Pashupatinagar, Chhabbise, Manebhanjyang, Tumling, and Sandakpur will remain closed before the elections.
A meeting of the Nepal-India Coordination Committee held in Mahendranagar agreed to intensify security checks along the border before 48 hours of the elections aimed at not to let any activities against the election to occur.
Both sides have agreed to beef up security along the border areas for the election purpose. The launching of a joint patrols and establishment of mobile and checkpoints are the additional arrangements to be made for the electoral purpose, CDO Khanal added.
Meanwhile strict vigil is being taken by SSB in several checkpoints to keep incidents at bay before the Nepal poll. People are being checked thoroughly and searches are on in vehicles passing through the border. (EOIC)