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Govt. expresses concern over Indian police raid in Nepali area; Former PM Bhattarai takes exception on it

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Government has expressed concern over recent media reports that Indian policemen carried out a raid by Indian policemen in Gularia of Bardiya district. The government expressed concern through the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.

“The ministry has expressed concerns over the incident and requested the Indian side to investigate into the matter and make sure that such incidents will not happen in the future,” reads a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday evening.

According to the ministry, the Indian side has assured it will investigate into the matter. “The Indian side expressed their assurance that they will investigate into the matter and, if found to be true, take appropriate actions against officials concerned and make sure that such incidents will not occur in the future,” the statement further says.

Meanwhile, Former Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has raised objection to the raid by armed India police on Nepali territory by and German envoy’s statement about which party should be voted.

In his face-book status on Thursday, Bhattarai took exception to both the incidents comparing them with the saying that “weak and poor are subjugated by all.” A group of armed Indian police had raided a house in Gularia of Bardiya district on Wednesday.

Likewise, German envoy to Nepal Frank Mike, at a program in Tanahun district on Tuesday, urged the locals not to vote the parties which enforce strikes and bandas. Furthermore, Bhattarai vented out his frustration writing that all the Nepali people are forced to bear the ill-effect of the nation’s internal poverty and weakness due to the policy of defeatism took by the then ruling class after the Sugauli treaty. Former Prime Minister Bhattarai, who is considered close to India, expressed concern over the issue.

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