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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2709

Indo-Nepal border sealed ahead of Lok Sabha election in India

Kosh Raj Koirala – Asian Tribune Correspondent in Nepal

Khatmandu, 23 April, (Asiantribune.com): The Indo-Nepal border adjoining to troubled Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar state of India has been sealed ahead of the second phase of polling for 13 out of 40 Lok Sabha seats on Thursday.

Officials at Home Ministry said Indo-Nepal border along the Lok Sabha constituencies of Valamikinagar, east Champaran, west Champaran, Sitamarhi and Madhubani is sealed for three days starting Tuesday afternoon. These constituencies are infested by Maoist guerilla.

Police officials from both the countries had held meeting to beef up security along the border to help check infiltration of anti-social elements.

Reports said Indian authorities have given shoot-at-sight orders to police in case of attempts by the security men failed to control those involved in vitiating the poll process.

Valmikinagar, west Champaran, east Champaran, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Vaishali, Hajipur, Jhanjharpur, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Samastipur and Ujiarpur are among the seats that are witnessing poll on Thursday.

- Asian Tribune -

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