Border checkpoints in Sudurpaschim Province to remain closed till Friday evening

Published On: April 17, 2024 08:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BAITADI, April 17: Checkpoints in Sudurpaschim Province bordering with India will remain closed till April 19 evening.

The border crossings - Jhulaghat of Baitadi, Pulghat of Darchula, Gaddachauki and Brahmadev of Kanchanpur - have remained closed since Tuesday evening.

Chief District Officer (CDO) of Baitadi, Bhimkant Sharma, said the checkpoints were closed in view of the Lok Sabha elections taking place in India. 

The elections are taking place in Uttarakhand and Champawat in India on April 19. The movement along the checkpoints has been completely prohibited during the period due to security sensitivity, according to CDO Sharma. 

The checkpoints have been closed in coordination with the Indian officials.

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