KATHMANDU : The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought clarification from Humla’s Assistant Chief District Officer (CDO) Datta Raj Hamal for giving wrong information about the border dispute with China.
The move to seek clarification comes after Humla’s assistant CDO shared false information about China encroaching Nepali territory to the media. According to a ministry source, Hamal has been asked to send a clarification on why he gave such misleading information about the border issue.
“It is only the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that speaks on any border dispute. At a time when the CDO has gone for the field visit, his immediate subordinate cannot say something that is unverifiable. That’s why we have decided to seek clarification from the assistant CDO,” the source said.
Hamal has been given 24 hours to send his written clarification to the ministry. Speaking to the media, Hamal had said that the Home Ministry and Foreign Ministry had been briefed about the border problem. He had also told the media that the border issue would be more clear after the return of the CDO-led delegation following the field visit.
The CDO Giri-led team that visited Namkha, where China’s alleged construction in Nepal’s territory was said to have taken place, has found the supposedly missing pillar number 11. Earlier on Wednesday, both Nepal’s Foreign Ministry and the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu had denied any construction within Nepali territory.