India denies incident of firing by SSB

March 9, 2017 16:51 PM


KATHMANDU, March 9: Indian Embassy in Kathmandu has denied that there was incident of firing by SSB in Kanchanpur border. "It is categorically denied that there was any incident of firing by SSB near the border at Aananda Bazaar, Kanchanpur," the embassy tweeted.

Govinda Gautam, a local of Anandabazar of Kanchanpur, succumbed to the bullet injuries, reportedly fired by the SSB, while undergoing treatment Dhangadhi, Kailali. The incident took place after the SSB tried to disrupt the construction of a culvert by the Nepali side since Wednesday, citing that the culvert is being constructed across no man's land in Indian side. In a response to the disruption from the Indian security forces, the Nepali side carried out demonstrations on Thursday.

However, Indian Embassy in Nepal posted a tweet on Thursday afternoon and denied the firing by SSB.

It is categorically denied that there was any incident of firing by SSB near the border at Aananda Bazaar, Kanchanpur. 1/3

— IndiaInNepal (@IndiaInNepal) March 9, 2017

"There is a need to maintain calm and let the survey officials of both sides discuss the location of border pillars before any construction work is undertaken. District Officials have been directed to cooperate to defuse the situation," stated the embassy.


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