165 rifles confiscated in Sankhuwasabha
Jul 21, 2014-
A large number of illegal weapons have been confiscated by Sankhuwasabha District Police from various parts of the district.
Police have recovered a total of 165 rifles that were left unattended over the past three months time. District Police Chief Kamal Thapa informed that 53 guns were found in the month of Baisakh, 56 in Jestha and 56 more in the month of Ashad.
The police have suspected that the weapons were being used for illegal poaching.
Police have claimed that the weapons were abandoned by the owners to avoid legal hassle following the warning to submit illegal weapons. In many cases, the owners themselves notified the police about the strayed weapons after having abandoned it, informed a police source.
DSP Thapa further informed that the seized weapons were mainly rifles including Tote carry gun, Rifle, double barrel gun, 22 GA and 76 mm among others. All guns are illegal and further investigation is being carried out, he added.
The illegal weapons were confiscated by the joint efforts of Area Police Office Chainpur, Sisuwatar police beat, Tamku police beat and Dhupu, Madimulkharka and Madirambeni police beat in their respective jurisdiction.
Chief District Officer Nandi Keshar Tripathi said weapon owners started to leave their weapons near the police beat or in places where the police could see them.
Published: 21-07-2014 17:06