Indo-Nepal border to be sealed during UP polls

The 500-km-long Indo-Nepal border along eight districts of Uttar Pradesh will be sealed two days before polling.

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2012, 12:47 PM IST

Maharajganj: The 500-km-long Indo-Nepal border along eight districts of Uttar Pradesh will be sealed two days before polling to prevent movement of anti-social
elements during the Assembly elections in the state.

Security along the borders has been stepped up in the wake
of reports that the anti-social elements could infiltrate into
the state and disrupt polling, a senior official said here.

The districts along the Indo-Nepal border in the state are
Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur,
Sidharth Nagar, Maharajganj and Kushinagar.

"We have stepped vigil along the border, patrolling has
been intensified and a close watch is being kept on movement
of people and vehicles in the area to foil infiltration of
anti-social elements," Maharajganj District Magistrate Pranjal
Yadav said.

The Indo- Nepal border will be sealed completely two days
before polling and movement of people would also be banned, he
said.

Computerised cameras would be installed at trade and
transit points along India`s border with Nepal, Yadav said.

He said two such cameras have already been set up at
Sonauli on India-Nepal border.

PTI