JHAPA : The Armed Police Force (APF) of Nepal has expanded its security presence in areas of the district adjoining the West Bengal and Bihar states of India.
The APF has set up 11 border outposts (BOPs). The 11th border outpost was inaugurated at Jyamirgadhi in the Mechinagar Municipality-15 on Wednesday.
On the occasion, APF Nepal’s Province no.1 Chief Bansidhar Dahal said that the border outposts are set up at a distance of every five kilometres to beef up security along the Nepal-India border and to check cross-border criminal activities.
He said seven more BOPs would be established in the district at the earliest, while directing the security personnel deputed at the border outposts to become extra vigilant on preventing human trafficking, drug trafficking, smuggling and such criminal activities.
Jhapa shares 144.2 kilometres of border with the Indian states of West Bengal and Bihar. The local governments in the district are supporting the APF Nepal in setting up the BOPs.