Incident Reports

Nes: Police fire warning shots to stop timber smugglers


Province 1, Morang, Kerabari

Police on Monday night fired 10 rounds of warning shots after a group of timber smugglers tried to attack them with Khukuri. According to DSP Nishan Thapa, a group of eight to nine timber smugglers tried to attack a police patrol team with the sharp weapon when the latter were trying to stop them from smuggling the timbers at Bagaicha in Kerabari of Morang district. The timber smugglers fled the scene after police fired warning shots into the air. Police said that they have recovered 7 kg timber and Khukuri, among others things, from the scene.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons Small arms
Primary Cause Related to organized crime and illegal trade (drugs, arms, non-gendered human trafficking, protection racket, gang violence, etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 5
Actor 1 - Affiliations Criminal
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 10
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Morang