Nepal | November 15, 2019

Three held with illegal arms in Kathmandu

THT Online

KATHMANDU: As many as three persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in smuggling arms and ammunition to Kathmandu of late, the Metropolitan Crime Division (MCD) said, on Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off, a sleuth deployed from the MCD arrested Devendra Bhandari, 35, and Manoj Basnet, 47, both hailing from Balkhu in KMC-14 and Suman Khadka, 50, of Chobar in Kirtipur Municipality-6, from Balkhu area this afternoon, MCD said in the statement.

Police intercepted a jeep (Ba 17 Cha 8364) carrying all three alleged arms smugglers and subsequently apprehended them, today.

After a preliminary investigation, police raided Suman Khadka’s house in Kiritpur and recovered a US-made pistol, it’s magazine and four rounds of live bullets hidden under bricks inside the compound.

Meanwhile, an investigation is underway.

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