India, Nepal to launch joint operation in border areas

Last Updated: Friday, October 9, 2009 - 19:12

Maharajganj: In a bid to put a curb on
activities of anti-national elements and circulation of fake
Indian currency notes, India and Nepal would be launching a
joint operation in the border areas.

"Both India and Nepal will be launching a joint operation
in bordering areas after Deepawali to check circulation of
FICN and activities of anti-social elements," District
Magistrate VK Srivastava said after a meeting with officials
of Nepal today.
As a confidence building measure, both countries have
decided to swap criminals wanted in connection with criminals
cases, he said.

The said meeting was attended by officers of district
administration, police, SSB, army, custom, immigration and
other departments of both the nations.

Srivastava said that the meeting discussed solving
problems mutually and identification of citizenship during
border movements and strengthening of internal security of
both countries.

The DM also said that in view of increasing incidents of
recovery of FICN, RBI has decided to train to differentiate a
counterfeit currency from a genuine one.

Chief district officer Rupandehi district in Nepal
Nagendra Jha said that close relationship between India and
Nepal would be maintained at all cost and added, "Criminals
often cross the border after committing crime. This practise
would be stopped."

Superintendent of Police Mahrajganj Ram Swaroop said
that border pass would resolve problems cropping up due to new
transit arrangements.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, October 9, 2009 - 19:12

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