Firing by SSB: Tension along Nepal border

Denying media reports that a Nepalese citizen was killed in firing by the SSB, the paramilitary said its personnel did not fire along the border.

Published: 11th March 2017 04:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th March 2017 01:08 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) that guards the Indo-Nepal Border said on Friday that the situation along the border in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh continues to be tense with the Nepalese citizens gathering in large numbers and shouting anti-India slogans.

Denying media reports that a Nepalese citizen was killed in firing by the SSB, the paramilitary said its personnel did not fire along the border.

However, taking cognisance of media reports, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) director general Archana Ramasundaram has detailed a Deputy Inspector General rank officer to enquire into the reports.

The SSB said, “It is alleged in the media that one Nepalese citizen has died due to firing by SSB. The SSB officials concerned have denied any firing.”

The SSB said the clashes first started on Wednesday when some “Nepalese people gathered near pillar no 200” in the Basai area of Lakhimpur Kheri and started pelting stones.

While the local police fired a teargas shell, two were fired by the Nepal police to “disperse the crowd” on Thursday, the SSB said in its statement.

The situation was brought under control by the intervention of the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police.

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