KATHMANDU: A wanted criminal who tried to elude police was injured in a police firing in Tokha area of Kathmandu today morning.
The injured has been identified as Bishnu Tamang, a permanent resident of Melamchi Municipality in Sindhupalchok district, currently residing in Dhapasi of Tokha Municipality in Kathmandu. Tamang who has already served a jail sentence for robbery is wanted for a number of other charges related to burglary, robbery and coercion.
According to Spokesperson at Metropolitan Crime Division, Superintendent of Police (SP) Kedar Dhakal, a team of security personnel deployed from the MCD to detain Tamang had to fire as the latter tried to flee the scene brandishing a weapon, in Dhapasi, at around 7:45 am today.
Police informed that Tamang has sustained injuries on one of his legs below the knee.
Meanwhile, injured Tamang is receiving treatment at Bir Hospital, said police.
SP Kedar Dhakal told THT Online that Tamang — who is on the wanted list of the MCD — was involved in a robbery at the residence of former Additional Inspector General (AIG) of Nepal Police Jaya Bahadur Chand.