Nepal, India agree to combat cross border crimes

The Nepal-India Coordination meeting held at headquarters of the Armed Police Force (APF), Halchowk, concluded on Saturday by agreeing to control the cross border crimes and supply of the arms, drug abuse and human trafficking.

During the meeting the APF and Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB), the security officials have agreed to exchange the information between the two countries to control criminal activities that often take place along the Nepal-India border lines.

The APF and the SSB have agreed to act responsibly for the security and protection of the border pillars. The Indian delegation of the SSB also expressed its commitment to support for conducting training, logistic requirements and capacity building of the APF.

It is learnt that the Indian side has offered to deploy coordinating officer of the APF in New Delhi, India, for the effective coordination and collaboration.

The meeting also reviewed the decisions of the first meeting held in Delhi and claimed that the decisions were implemented and expressed commitment to implement the decisions of the second meeting effectively in the days ahead.

During the meeting, Director General of the SSB BD Sharma appreciated the APF role played for the border security and controlling border crimes.

Similarly, Inspector General (IG) of APF Koshraj Wanta said having semi-military structure, the APF and SSB have consulted and coordinated in controlling crimes in the border areas.

Sharma led the Indian delegation while Wanta led the Nepali team in the meeting. RSS

Source: Republica