People asked to surrender weapons

CHITWAN: The Chitwan District Police Office has issued a notice asking the residents to surrender any licensed or unlicensed arms, ammunition and explosives that they own.

The notice was issued in view of the upcoming local level elections to maintain law and order in the society, informed SP Dipak Thapa of the DPO.

According to the notice, people have to hand over the weapons to the District Security Committee within a week.

Anyone found to be in possession of such weapons after the notice expires would be punished as per the law, police added.