MAHRAJGANJ: Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has stepped up vigil along the India-Nepal border in the wake of the Independence day. To prevent movement of anti-national elements in the area,security agencies have been asked to ascertain the identities of people before allowing them to cross over through the border, SSB Commandant, K S Bankhothi said.
Orders have also been issued to other security agencies such as Indo-Nepal Border Police and local intelligence units to be on the alert at the border, he said.
Almost 1,000 tourists cross the Indo-Nepal border near Sonouli everyday as the 84 km area of the district is open for tourists and anti-national elements could sneak into India, he said. The district of Mahrajganj, sharing border with Nepal, has been put on high alert, Bankothi said.
Patrolling of public spots such as hotels, rail and bus stations have also been intensified to ward off untoward incidents, Bankothi added. "We are taking all precautionary steps to maintain law and order," he said.