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APF told to deploy more personnel in Tarai

APF told to deploy more personnel in Tarai


Kathmandu, April 13

Minister of Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa at the moment requested the Armed Police Force to deploy non-essential workers posted in hilly and mountainous space to districts in Tarai area to observe the East-West border areas.

The order is available in a bid to manage the unfold of COV- ID-19 contained in the nation as folks travelling from India may carry the virus contained in the nation. The ministry additionally mentioned extra Nepal Police personnel from such areas will be transferred to the border space within the coming days.

Minister Thapa, had conveyed this to APF Chief Shailendra Khanal by Home Secretary Maheshwor Neupane at the moment, after three Indian residents who travelled to nation examined optimistic for COVID-19.

Deputy Inspector General Prabin Kumar Shrestha, additionally spokesperson for the APF, mentioned they had been able to act as per the minister’s directive.

Currently there are roughly 7,500 APF personnel guarding the border space from east to the west. The APF has already despatched further 4,080 personnel to the test posts after the nationwide lockdownbecame efficient. There are a complete of 120 Border Observation Posts that are the most important routes for transporting items. People additionally journey to one another’s nations by the open border. There are further 1,176 momentary test posts, a few of which had been established after the lockdown.

“We can ship just a few thousand extra personnel if they’re wanted to manage the porous space,” mentioned DIG Shrestha.

The APF presently has 34,000 personnel that may be deployed on the sphere in keeping with Shrestha.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on April 14, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.

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