Uttar Pradesh : Confrontation between the 49th battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel and Nepalese citizens has reportedly taken place near Sundar Nagar village in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district, which has led to tension in the area.
The confrontation was reported on Tuesday (6 October).
Ujjwal Singh, in-charge officer of SSB’s Naujalha border outpost, was quoted as saying by media reports that the SSB had seized a truck coming from Nepal on Monday. The truck was loaded with cosmetics valued at Rs 24.55 lakh. One Vikram Chakravarty of the Naujalha village was arrested for smuggling.
A large number of the Nepalese citizens assembled on the border, ostensibly, to protest against water-logging on the no man’s land between border pillar number 17 and 18 due to a rupture in the irrigation pipeline at Bandarbojh village.