Indian national injured in firing by Nepal Armed Police Force

    Kishanganj (Bihar), Jul 19 (PTI) An Indian national
has been injured in firing by the Nepal Armed Police Force
(NAPF) in the 'no man's land' on the Indo-Nepal border in
Bihars Kishanganj district, a senior police officer said on
    The incident occurred around 9:30 pm on Saturday near
pillar number 152 when Jitendra Kumar Singh and three others
had gone there to bring back their cattle that had strayed
into the 'no man's land', Superintendent of Police Kumar
Ashish said.
    The victim is a resident of Mafia Tola village under
Fatehpur police station of the district.
    The family members rushed the injured man, who
received a bullet injury on his left arm, to Kishanganj sadar
hospital from where doctors referred him to Purnea for better
    The SP said police and Sashastra Seema Bal, the Indian
border guarding force deployed on the Indo-Nepal border, are
probing the matter.
    The SSBs 12th battalion Commandant Lalit Kumar said
that Nepal Armed Police Force opened fire on the suspicion
that they were cattle smugglers.
    Entering the 'no man's land' is prohibited during the
lockdown, he said, adding the Nepalese force opened fire
following an altercation. The Nepalese personnel fired four
    On June 12, an Indian national was killed while two
others were injured in firing by the NAPF on Indo-Nepal
border near Lalbandi Janki Nagar village in Bihars Sitamarhi
    The incidents have occurred in the midst of a raging
boundary row between the two countries, with India sternly
asking Nepal not to resort to any "artificial enlargement" of
its territorial claims after Kathmandu recently released a new
political map laying claim over Lipulekh, Kalapani and
    New Delhi maintains that these are part of
Uttarakhand, while Kathmandu, in its recent map, has shown
them as part of Western Nepal.
    India had published its new map of the border region
in November, after it divided Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh
into two union territories. The map had incorporated these
areas of Uttarakhand, the territories disputed with Nepal,
within India's borders. PTI CORR AR RG

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