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13 SSB jawans detained by Nepal Police

A member of the Nepalese Armed Police Force walks along the Shankaracharya Gate at the Nepalese-Indian border, as stones thrown by the protesters are scattered on the road during a general strike called by Madhesi protesters demonstrating against the new constitution in Birgunj, Nepal November 5, 2015. Nepal has faced an acute fuel crisis for more than a month since protesters in the lowland south, angered that a new constitution fails to reflect their interests, prevented supply trucks from entering from India. Many in Nepal see India's hand in the protests although it denies any role. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Kishanganj, Nov. 29 : The Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) on Sunday detained 13 Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawans along the Indo-Nepal border near Bihar’s Kishanganj district.

The SSB jawans, who were chasing diesel smugglers, crossed the border by mistake. The villagers detained them and handed them over to the Nepal Police.

Initially, two SSB jawans were detained following which 11 others crossed the border to see the condition but they were also taken into custody by the Nepal APF, SSB Inspector General (Operations), Deepak Kumar, told ANI. (ANI)