11 Afghan nationals taken under control from Sinamangal

KATHMANDU: Sleuths deployed from the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police have taken 11 Afghan nationals under control from Sinamangal of Kathmandu on Monday.

Acting on a tip-off, the team raided a house at Sinamangal and took them under control, Information Officer at the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) Shyam Kumar Mahato said.

They had illegally entered Nepal from Sunauli border point a few days ago.

The CIB said that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) had been giving shelter to the Afghan nationals at a house in Sinamangal.

The Bureau said that preparations are underway to hand them over to the Department of Immigration in Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

Though the UNHCR had been giving shelter to the Afghan nationals, the Department, however, has no knowledge about it.

Following the incident, the government on Sunday evening had directed the concerned authorities to tighten security at all its borders with India.

The Taliban had recently taken control of Afghanistan, almost 20 years after being ousted by a US-led military coalition.

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