KATHMANDU, May 24: An Armed Police Force (APF) personnel and eight Indian traders were injured in a scuffle that occurred on Monday night along the Nepal-India border in Matihani municipality-8 of Mahottari district.
Situation got tense after the Indian traders demolished and removed a makeshift post and help desk set up for a coronavirus (COVID-19) test along the border in Matihani Municipality.
According to Border Outpost Matihani’s Police Inspector Balaram Gautam, a group of 50-60 drunk Indian nationals had pelted stones at security personnel deputed in border point at around 8 PM last night.
On-duty police personnel Bibek Dhakal had his head severely injured in the attack by Indians.
However, according to one of the Indian business persons, Inspector Gautam had mobilized APF to charge them with batons to the traders importing potato, onion and rice from India. As many as eight Indian traders were injured in the baton charge.
Local witnesses alleged that the APF had used unnecessary force against the business persons.