Indian SSB security post removed from no-man’s land in Nawalparasi districtThe post was used by the Indian SSB personnel to conduct security checks
Nepali security personnel removed a temporary security post built by the Indian Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) at the no-man’s land in Susta, Nawalparasi.
The post was used by the Indian SSB personnel to conduct security checks. The exact date as to when the post was established is unknown, according to the team.
A team including the District Security Chief had inspected the area that lies near Balinagar in Susta Rural Municipality-5 on Thursday after locals informed authorities about the encroachment.
After the inspection, Armed Police Force (APF) Battalion Headquarters Western Nawalparasi had talked with Indian authorities to remove the security post. Locals say the Indian SSB personnel had been conducting security check-ups in the area for a long time.
SP Gahardhan Rai said that they removed the security post after holding discussions with the SSB commander on Friday.
“The Indian SSB was forced to evict the area after facing continuous pressure. Building any infrastructure in the no-man’s land is against the international practice,” said Rai.
Locals said that the Indian security personnel, equipped with arms and ammunition, used to conduct security check ups from the border security post constructed in the no-man’s-land.
There are three major posts and nine border outposts of the APF in Nawalparasi. The district shares 28 km of border area with Uttar Pradesh in India. According to villagers, there are 30 temporary Indian security posts in the border area.
According to authorities, there are 16 border pillars in between Sanahi to Kudiya area; however, not a single border pillar has been built in the 24 km area of Susta.