PM says Govt is serious on Kanchanpur incident

Kathmandu, March 10: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today has said that the government was serious regarding the Kanchanpur incident in which a Nepali citizen Govinda Gautam of Punarbas Municiality-8 of Kanchanpur district was killed after the Indian border security force, the Seema Surakshya Bal, personnel opened fire on a group of Nepalis on Thursday.

While receiving the memorandum submitted by the CPN (Maoist Centre) Province No 7 Committee here today, PM Dahal added that any kind of encroachment on independent and sovereign Nepal will not be acceptable at any cost.

PM Dahal said, "Serious investigation into the case will be carried out and action will be taken against the culprits and the government was not only serious in this regard but also is highly sensitive."

He added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was holding talks at the diplomatic level regarding this incident and MoFA and Home Ministry had issued press statements condemning it.

Talking to the delegates, PM Dahal ruled out the rumour that the government was not serious regarding the incident, he further said that he called officials of here based Indian embassy and directed them for carrying out further investigation and action.

Prime Minister Dahal said Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi will address in the parliament in this incident today itself.

PM Dahal shared that he was continuously holding talks with local administration and political party leaders regarding the incident. He said that the government was forwarding the process to declare deceased Gautam as martyr, to provide one million rupees compensation to Gautama's family and manage the education to his daughters.

The memo submitted by the party Province No 7 committee, In charge Lekhraj Bhatta urged government to declare Gautam as martyr, to manage five million rupees as compensation to his family and to manage free of cost treatment to injured people.

The memo further reads to take action against culprits even reaching International Court of Justice (ICJ), to set up the statue of Gautam and to manage heath treatment, education and employment to Gautam's the family.