Indo-Nepal border to be closed for 3 days for CA elections

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Kathmandu, Mar 19 (UNI) A meeting of administrative officials of Nepal's Mechi zone and India's Darjeeling held in Siliguri decided to seal the border in the eastern region for three days keeping in view the constituent assembly polls on April 10.

The meeting yesterday agreed to seal the border in the eastern region for three days from April 8 to April 10, local media quoted Jhapa Chief District Officer (CDO) Shankar Prasad Koirala as saying.

The meeting also decided to extend cooperation to control criminal activities along the border.

The officials also agreed to increase border security patrol and exchange information, inspect the border pillars and report the situation to their respective authorities, and control circulation of fake currency notes, smuggling of drugs and movement of illegal vehicles.

The meeting was attended by many CDOs and other government officials from the Nepali side and Darjeeling officials, including Rajesh Pandey and HC Pandey from the Indian side.

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