Incident Reports

Shootout between a group of cannabis smugglers and police in Bara


Madhes, Bara, Nijgadh, Ward 13

A shootout broke between police and cannabis smugglers at Bagar of Bhaktalal Khola in Nijgadh Municipality-13 of Bara on January 9. The smugglers in the group of 8  started firing as soon as they saw the police. In retaliation, the police team fired five rounds in the air from a Chinese pistol.

Police arrested 47-year-old Iman Singh Tamang of  Makwanpur and recovered a loaded gun from him. 102 kg of cannabis hidden in five white bags was also recovered from the spot.

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 8
Actor 1 - Affiliations Criminal
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media