Clashes between armed police and Indian nationals while trying to extract sand illegally
Kathmandu : A clash has broken out between Indian National Police and Armed Police Force (APF) at Oriya River on the Nepal-India border in Jagarnathpur village municipality of Parsa district.
Two armed policemen have been injured in the clash. The injured have been identified as Naresh Yadav, 25, and Ayush Rai Yadav, 24, District Police Office, Parsa, SP Bel Pandey told Lokpath. The injured are undergoing treatment at Narayani Hospital, said SP Pandey.
According to him, about 10/12 Indian nationals were forcibly excavating sand using Nepali land. The situation has become tense after a team of the nearby Armed Police Force attacked the Indian side with shovels and other materials while stopping sand excavation.
“Since there is a river in the border area, they used to come again and again. There were interventions at other times as well. ” He said, “Indian security personnel have been sending people here. In this connection, a team of the armed forces went there as soon as it was informed that 10/12 Indian nationals had come and a clash ensued. ”
According to the local administration, the Indian side has been unilaterally excavating illegal sand from the Oriya River in Pipladi Bisanpur of Jagarnathpur Gaonpalika Ward No. 1 of Parsa District.