Action has been initiated against 15 security personnel in Nepal, a week after a minister from Uttar Pradesh mistakenly entered Nepalese territory along with armed guards.
UP's Women Welfare Minister Binda Chaudhary's motorcade had unknowingly entered Chandrauta in Nepal via Krishnanagar while travelling in the border areas on May 22.
Action has been initiated against 15 security personnel, including six from the Nepal Police and nine from the Armed Police, deployed at the 'Link Gate' area that is the border entry point.
The security personnel, including an Assistant Police Inspector Rana Bahadur Kunwar, were withdrawn to the District Police Office and clarification sought from them, National News Agency (RSS) said.
Action has been initiated for negligence against them as the minister and her armed guards entered the country without being checked.
An explanation has been sought from them, SP Sharad Chand said.
The minister's vehicle bearing the number UP 50 T 488400, and her entourage of 11 security men had entered Nepal last week. They were briefly arrested before being handed over to the Indian side.