KAILALI, Oct 9: Nepali workers returning home from India for the Dashain are reportedly compelled to pay unnecessary charge to the Indian border security personnel. It is learnt Nepali workers arriving home via Gaurifanta and Gaddachauki points in Kailali are forced to pay Rs 300 and Rs 500 each to the Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) personnel. The SSB here have been accused of raising arbitrary charges from Nepali workers.
"I have brought some clothes and utensils for personal use from India, but SSB charged me Rs 300 for bringing goods", complained one Logi Saha of Doti.
When asked, Deputy Superintendent of Police Rana Bahadur Rayamajhi has said that no one has informed him about SSB high-handedness on Nepali workers. However, Nepal Police could not look into the cases reported on Indian territory, he added.
Saha is just an example of SSB exploitation. Many Nepali workers arriving home for fast-approaching festivals are forced to pay unnecessary charges to Indian border security forces.