Indian police team enters Nepali territory in Gulariya looking for criminals
An Indian police team entered into Nepali territory in Gulariya, the district headquarters of Bardiya district, and raided a house Wednesday morning.
The Indian police team (in uniform and said to be fully armed) from Lakhimpur district in Uttar Pradesh state of India had entered into Nepali territory in two police vans without informing Nepal Police about their plans to raid the house belonging to Manjur Shrestha in search of criminals, reports say.
After locals of Gulariya-8 complained to Nepal Police that the armed Indian police had raided Shrestha’s house, Nepal Police personnel had immediately swung into action.
DSP Rajendra Prasad Dhamala of Gulariya District Police Office was quoted by reports as saying that a team of Indian police officials, that had entered Nepal’s territory this morning without any coordination with Nepal Police, were prevented from carrying out the raid.
It is learnt that the Indian police team were looking for two murder-accused who they believed were hiding in Shrestha's house after avoiding arrest in India.
He also denied that the Indian police team were armed, adding that a team of Nepal Police later escorted the Indian team to the nearest bordering town in India. Nepalnews.com