India, Nepal to launch joint operation in border areas
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Last Updated: Friday, October 09, 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 09, 2009, 19:12

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