DHADING: Police on Monday arrested three persons in possession of illegal arms from the premises of Mandali Secondary School in Gangajamuna Rural Municipality-5 of northern Dhading.

The arrestees have been identified as Narayan Thapa Magar (25), Ashish Thapa Magar (20), and Bishal Gurung (23), of Satyadevi in Khaniyabas Rural Municipality-5 in the district.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shyam Mahato at Dhading District Police Office, police confiscated a Chinese pistol and seven rounds of bullets from the possession of trio at the school site where the President Running Shield Championship is being held.

It has been learned that police stopped the trio for security screening after becoming suspicious of their behaviour and activities.

The arrested will be charged under the Arms and Ammunition law after further investigation into the case, informed police.