Missing pistol found

KATHMANDU: Police on Wednesday night recovered the loaded pistol that had gone missing following a clash between riot cops and irate locals at Chalnakhel, Kirtipur, on Tuesday.

The pistol had apparently dropped from the waistband holster of DSP Tika Bahadur KC. Officials said the pistol was found concealed in the house of Bikesh Karki of Taudaha, Kirtipur.

Karki was among more than 1,500 demonstrators protesting against Everest Gas Industry’s alleged failure to distribute LPG to the locals.