According to Banke’s Chief District Officer (CDO) Shiva Ram Gelal, security officials from both countries decided to work closely to control cross-border crimes at a meeting held in Nanpara, Bahraich.
“We decided to continue implementing strict cross-border movement measures in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and to coordinate in preventing cross-border crimes,” CDO Gelal said.
According to Gelal, the meeting also aimed to introduce officials from both sides, as new chief district officers and police chiefs were recently appointed in both districts. The meeting was also attended by officials from the Bardiya district.
Along with Gelal, Shyam Krishna Adhikari, Superintendent of Police and Chief of Banke Police, Nagendra Giri, Chief of the Armed Police Force Banke, and Ashok Bam, Superintendent of the Armed Police Force Banke, had arrived in Bahraich for the meeting. Similarly, the meeting included the Chief District Officer of Bardiya, Santa Bahadur Sunar, and the Chief of Bardiya Police, SP Ishwor Karki.