Incident Reports

2 held with homemade weapon in Rolpa


Lumbini, Rolpa, Rolpa, Ward 3

In the run-up to the parliamentary and provincial elections, police have arrested two persons in possession of homemade weapons in Rolpa on Wednesday. They were arrested from a Kathmandu bound bus (Ba 4 Kha 2608). The detainees have been identified as Shyam Bahadur Gharti Magar, 33, and Ram Singh Gharti Magar, 29 of Madi Rural Municipality-3. Police said that the duo was nabbed from Satdobato of Rolpa Municipality-3. According to Inspector Sudarshan Panthi of the District Police Office, Rolpa, Shyam Bahadur was arrested in possession of a 15-inch long homemade pistol. According to a source, police on the same day had arrested two leaders of Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist Dayal Bahadur Khatri (Jagriti) and Santosh Subedi (Prayas) on the charge of indulging in anti-election activities. Police said that Shyam Bahadur and Ram Singh had a conversation with CPN Maoist leader before getting arrested. Police suspect that the duo might have been affiliated with CPN Maoist. The Local administration has been preparing to file a case under the Arms and Ammunitions Act.