India denies SSB involvement

Published On: March 10, 2017 08:26 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

DHANGADHI, March 10: Refuting the statements of victims, eyewitnesses and reporters on the ground, India has denied the involvement of the SSB in opening fire on Nepali nationals near bordering Ananda Bazar of Kanchanpur district, Thursday afternoon.

A local of Ananda Bazar in Kanchanpur district, Govinda Gautam succumbed to injury from the bullet fired by the SSB, while undergoing treatment Dhangadhi, Kailali. “It is categorically denied that there was any incident of firing by SSB near the border at Ananda Bazar, Kanchanpur,” the Indian embassy in Kathmandu said in its official twitter handle. 

The SSB had tried to disrupt the construction of a culvert by the Nepali side since Wednesday, citing that the culvert was being constructed across no man’s land on the Indian side. “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,” the embassy further tweeted.

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