Patna: A local was killed and two others injured in alleged firing by Nepal police personnel along the India-Nepal border in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district on Friday, officials said.
The Inspector General (IG) of the Sashastra Seema Bal’s Patna Frontier, Sanjay Kumar, told PTI that the incident took place between locals and the Armed Police Force (APF) of Nepal.
One person was killed and two others were injured in the firing, the IG said.
The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) is not involved in the issue.
SSB DG Kumar Rajesh Chandra was quoted by ANI as having said, “I would like to reiterate that this is a completely local issue that has emerged from a local altercation that was not brewing for long, that just instantly emerged.”
I would like to reiterate that this is a completely local issue that has emerged from a local altercation that was not brewing for long, that just instantly emerged: SSB DG Kumar Rajesh Chandra on firing near India-Nepal border https://t.co/TBGetYBagF
— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2020
Officials said that the locals had a confrontation with the APF over accessing an area near the international border and later, a scuffle took place between the two sides resulting in the firing.
Senior officials of the local police and the SSB are at the spot, they said.
(With ANI inputs)