The security authorities of Nepal and India have agreed to prevent cross-border crime and crimes that take place along the Nepal-India border in the district.
The officials of both countries reached the agreement at a joint security meeting held at Jauljibi, India on Tuesday. The Indian Border Security Force’s 55th Battalion organized the joint meeting.
“We have agreed to work in tandem and exchange information for stopping the cross-border smuggling, arms smuggling human trafficking, drug trafficking and smuggling of wildlife parts and trophies, among other criminal activities,” Deputy Superintendent at the District Police Office, Janak Bahadur Shahi, said.
BSF’s 55th Battalion based at Jauljibi is guarding the 85-km long border from Darchula to Baitadi district, according to DSP Shahi.
Assistant Chief District Officer of Darchula, Shiva Raj Joshi said the joint meeting’s decision would be effective in curbing cross-border crimes and other criminal activities along the Nepal-India border in the district.
Assistant CDO Joshi, DSP Shahi, investigation officer Birendra Karki and officiating chief of the Armed Police Force (APF) border security company of Darchula, Bikas Thapa, participated in the meeting from Nepal while the Indian side was led by BSF 55th Battalion commander RC Ghosh.