Govt expresses serious concern over Bardiya incident; Indian embassy assures action
The government has expressed serious concern over the raid conducted by a team of armed Indian policemen on Wednesday after illegally entering into Nepali territory at Gulariya of Bardiya district.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said that it has conveyed its concerns regarding the incident that some Indian policemen entered into Bardiya district in a letter sent to the Government of India through the Kathmandu-based Indian Embassy on Thursday.
The ministry has requested the Indian side to probe the matter and take action against the Indian police officials from the bordering Indian state of Uttar Pradesh who entered Nepali soil without prior notification to the Nepali authorities.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is concerned about the incident and request India to probe the incident and guarantee that such incidents are not repeated in future, “ according to a MoFA statement.
Meanwhile, the Indian Embassy said in a separate statement that action will be taken against officials involved in such activities if the reports that Indian policemen raided a house at Gulariya were indeed true.
“We have received queries from media regarding the allegation that some Indian policeman raided a house at Gulariya 8, in Bardiya District, Nepal, on 18th September. The matter is under investigation. We do not condone such incidents and if these reports are found to be true, action will be taken,” the Indian Embassy said. nepalnews.com