Incident Reports

Bhaktapur becoming transit point for small arms


 The Metropolitan Police Circle Thimi recently arrested two people with a sixer revolver and a bullet. Ajaya Lama (18) of Chisapani-7, Kavre and Milan Tamang (24) from Mahadevtar, Kavre were arrested on their way to Pepsicola from Bhaktapur, concealing the revolver in their scooter. Earlier on September, Police arrested Sitaram Tilat (41) of Lamatar, Lalitpur and Lokendra Awale (35) of the same locality with a gun and ten bullets. Police here have arrested five people with four guns this year. Similarly, Police had registered a case under Arms and Ammunition Act against eight people who were arrested with seven small arms from various places in Bhaktapur last year. Though there have been repeated incidents of confiscation of small arms and ammunition in Bhaktapur, no criminal activities are reported with the use of small arms yet. Hence, the repeated confiscation of small arms shows that Bhaktapur is becoming a transit point for small arms and ammunition, lately. According to Bikash Shrestha, Superintendent of Police at Bhaktapur Metropolitan Police Office, although police have been arresting people with small arms in higher rate, they have not been able to crack the purpose of people carrying arms.