India ‘encroaches’ Nepali territory

RSS Jhapa, May 24 - Nepali territory at Taghandubba in Jhapa district has been encroached by Indian side. During the course of its on-site visit on Friday, a team led by Eastern Regional Administrator Dik Basnet found that the Pillar No. 123 at Taghandubba-2 was scooped up from its original place and erected in Nepali territory, thus encroaching about 20 meters of land, according to the team. Chief District Officer of Jhapa Narendra Dahal, police personnel and government officials were the team members. The team said that it would investigate the border encroachment case.
Earlier this week, the International Relations and Human Rights Committee under the Legislature-Parliament had reported that some 264 border pillars were found lost in Bara district. The information was based on the facts found from the on-site visit by the committee led by Constituent Assembly member Nabindra Raj Joshi. The parliamentary team inspected pillar number 381, 382, 383 and 384 of Martihawa and the encroachment was found in Das Gaja area from both Nepali and Indian sides, according to team coordinator Joshi. He said it was found during the inspection that the Indian side was attempting to capture land in Chhitkaiya of Bara.