Indinan Embassy Charge d’ Affaires Vinay Kumar met Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi this morning and conveyed condolences on the loss of life of a Nepali citizen yesterday.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, Kumar informed Bairagi of the decision to initiate an enquiry on the incident at the border of the Lakhimpur Kheri - Kanchanpur districts and requested that the Nepalese side may share post-mortem and forensic reports to facilitate the enquiry process. He further said that the district authorities should maintain close and regular contacts and ensure peace and order in the area.
In its earlier statement, Indian Embassy denied the charges that there was a firing from Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in the areas.
“In response to queries by local media regarding disturbances near the border at Aananda Bazaar, Kanchanpur, it is categorically denied that there was any incident of firing by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB),” said a press release issued by Indian Embassy.
“There is a need to maintain calm and let the survey officials of both sides discuss the location of border pillars before any construction work is undertaken. District Officials have been directed to cooperate to defuse the situation,” states Indian Embassy.