The Indo-Nepal border points in Nepal’s Kanchanpur district will be sealed due to the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, police said on Monday. The decision to close these points has been taken to avert any untoward incident during the elections.
The second phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls will be held on February 15. The assembly polls in Uttarakhand are also scheduled on the same day.The western points Gaddachauki and Bhramadev have been closed since last evening.
The Dodhara Chandani and Belauri points will also be sealed. Indo-Nepal checkpoints in Beldandi and Tribhuvan Basti will remain closed from Tuesday evening and reopen after 17:00 pm on the election day, Kanchanpur’s Deputy Superintendent of Police Nainsingh Karki said.
The decision to seal the border points was taken with a view to avert any untoward incident during the election period. India shares a porous border with Nepal. Closing border points is a common practice during elections to prevent movement of anti-social elements.