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Modi assures fair probe into Kanchanpur incident

- KAMAL DEV BHATTARAI, NEW DELHI

Mar 18, 2017-

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged a fair and impartial investigation into the Kanchanpur incident of March 9, where 32-year-old Govinda Gautam was killed by the Indian border security force, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), at the Nepal-India border in Punarbas.

In his meeting with visiting Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi in the Indian Capital on Friday, Modi said the truth behind the incident will be out soon and those found responsible will be punished.

“Nepal need not worry, we will investigate the matter and take action against those involved in the firing,” Nidhi quoted the Indian prime minister as saying.

Nidhi also informed Modi about the upcoming local level elections in Nepal and asked for logistical support from India. Prime Minister Modi told Nepali Home Minister Nidhi that India was fully committed to supporting the government of Nepal in all its endeavours for socio-economic development of Nepal, said a statement issued by India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

Nidhi also extended an invitation to Modi to visit Nepal’s pilgrimage sites of Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath.

Published: 18-03-2017 08:38

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