Two Indian nationals held with gun in Capital

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 2, 2017-

Police arrested two Indian nationals with a country-made pistol in the Capital on Wednesday.

Jasabir Singh and Arbind Singh of Punjab were arrested from Kamalpokhari with a pistol, 51 round bullets and four magazines, police said, adding that they had also seized a vehicle with Indian number plate. 

“We suspect that they might have entered Nepal with a mission,” said Superintendent of Police Ram Dutta Joshi, spokesperson of Metropolitan Police Range, Teku. “Given the gravity of the crime that was averted, the case will now be handled by Special Bureau.”

It is learnt that the duo entered Kathmandu from Sunauli on Tuesday. They were staying at Himalayan Darshan Hotel in Thamel. Police are looking for the motive came to Kathmandu with the pistol.

SP Joshi said Arbind had pulled out the pistol after alleged dispute over a bill at a restaurant in Kamalpokhari. 

The porous border with India has been a major security concern, with many criminals taking undue advantage of the situation. 

For instance, police have been unable to arrest the murderers of Sharad Kumar Gauchan, president of the Federation of Contractors’ Associations of Nepal (FCAN) who was shot dead in Kathmandu on October 9. Police investigation so far suggests the shooters might have already crossed into India.

Published: 02-11-2017 07:29

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