Two arrested with illegal pistol in Itahari

INARUWA: Police arrested two persons on the charge of possessing illegal firearm from Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City-5 in Sunsari district on Saturday.

The arrested have been identified as local Yam Bahadur Limbu (22), and Rohan Basnet of Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City-8 in the district.

A team of plainclothes police from the Itahari-based Area Police Office (APO) detained Limbu and Basnet from Janata Basti and confiscated an American made automatic pistol and one round of bullet from the possession of Limbu.

Earlier, police had increased the surveillance after receiving information regarding the possible gang fight at a buspark in Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City-9, informed Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sanjay Raut at the Itahari APO.

Limbu is a repeat offender with him being convicted in a murder case prior to this and sentenced to three years of prison terms, said police.

A case has been filed against both them under the Prevention of Arms and Ammunitions Act.