MEA: enquiry initiated

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 11, 2017-India said on Friday that its Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has initiated an enquiry on the death of a Nepali citizen at Ananda Bazaar of Punarbas in Kanchanpur district. Gobinda Gautam, 32, died in SSB firing on Thursday. In a statement issued on Friday, Gopal Baglay, spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), said, “Following reports of the death of a Nepali national yesterday at the India-Nepal border, allegedly in a firing incident, the SSB has initiated an enquiry on this matter.” It added that the government of Nepal “is being requested through diplomatic channels to share post-mortem and forensic reports to facilitate the process.” “Officials of the two bordering districts have met in the backdrop of the prevailing situation and agreed to maintain peace and order,” MEA said. (PR)

Published: 11-03-2017 08:06

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