Kanchanpur clash: Lost pistol, magazine recovered

BHIMDATTANAGAR: Police have retrieved a Chinese pistol and its magazine lost during a clash occurred in Ananda Bazaar of Kanchanpur near the Nepal-India border two weeks ago.

There was a scuffle between the Nepali nationals and Indian Sashastra Seema Bal on March 9 in Ananda Bazar over the issue of construction of a culvert at Punarbas.

A Nepali was shot dead in the incident.

A Chinese pistol and its bullets were lost from the possession of Assistant Sub-Inspector Madhav Bhatta deputed to control the clash in the border area.

According to the Far-Western Regional Police Chief, Deputy Inspector General of Police Romendra Singh Deuja, the lost firearm and its magazine were retrieved a few days ago.

A police squad deputed from the Kanchanpur District Police Office to search for the missing pistol led by Inspector Hirendra Rokaya found it with the help of the Sampurnanagar Police Beat, India.

Meanwhile, the trans-border movement of people is yet to become normal following the incident here.

Nepali nationals have left visiting the Indian market Basahi that shares border with Nepal after the incident.

The Armed Police Force (APF) has set up a temporary camp to ensure smooth security arrangements in the area.