Nepal-India border districts discuss measures to control cross-border crimes

Published On: November 29, 2021 05:25 PM NPT By: Republica

BAITADI, Nov 29: A meeting of the Nepal-India Coordination Committee that concluded in Pithoragarh, India Sunday discussed possible measures that could be taken to contain cross-border crimes.

Information Officer at District Administration Office, Baitadi, Khagendra Bharati said the meeting agreed to take measures against all sorts of criminal activities that are likely to take place across the Nepal-India border.  

Controlling possible cases of cross-border human trafficking and drugs smuggling, restoration of Jhulaghat Suspension Bridge, and management of ghats along the border points were among the issues discussed during the meeting. 

The meeting agreed to implement a provision requiring the possession of an identity card for the cross-border movement and addressing other possible border issues. The meeting also discussed the matters of facilitating former Indian Army personnel of Nepali origin to draw a pension from banks and the closure of border points during the upcoming local elections.  

Pithoragarh district Officer Dr Ashish Chauhan took charge of the coordinator in the meeting attended by Chief District Officers of Baitadi and Darchula, chiefs of districts-based security bodies, and custom officers.


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