Kathmandu, 25 April: The border security forces of Nepal and India have initiated joint patrol along the border area for the prevention of cross-border crimes.
A panel consisting personnel from Armed Police Form (APF), Nepal Police, Indian Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB)and Bihar Police has put in place a joint patrol in the bordering areas of Mahottari district since Monday.
APF Superintendant of Police Murari Basnet shared that the joint patrol was launched to check cross-border crimes including drugs smuggling, human trafficking, customs evasion and theft.
The joint patrol team comprises 15 security personnel each from Indian SSB, Bihar Police and Nepal’s APF Matihani and Nepal Police Post Matihani, reports Himalaya Times daily.
The joint patrol team would work to control border crimes, maintain border security and peace and check revenue leakage at checkpoints.
People’s News Monitoring Service