India and Nepal to reinstall border pillars, control border crime

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Kathmandu, Nov 3 (UNI) India and Nepal have agreed to reinstall the damaged border demarcation pillars and control encroachment and crime along the border.

Security officials from both the countries yesterday agreed to re-install the missing and damaged border demarcation pillars and remove human settlement from the '10-yard strip' along the border, The Himalayan Times reported.

The issues of border crimes, smuggling and human trafficking were also discussed, Koshi zonal police chief Birendra Babu Shrestha said.

The 15-member Nepali team was led by Morang chief district officer Madhav Prasad Regmi.

The meeting, held at the brigade base of the Border Security Force (BSF) at Bathnaha of Arariya district of India, was attended by security heads and administrative officials of Sunsari, Morang and Jhapa districts of eastern Terai region of Nepal.

UNI

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