Incident Reports

Police open fire in Sundhara to nab 2 men with Chinese pistol


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

In a bid to take two armed men under its control from a Sundhara-based guest house, Police have opened fire on early Sunday morning. Acting on a special tip-off that two people are carrying weapons, a team of Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) carried out raid at the Lumbini Pahuna Ghar and nabbed them. One person has sustained injuries in his leg in the incident. According to MPCD, Police have seized a loaded Chinese pistol from them. According to MPCD Chief Sarbendra Nath Khanal, One of the arrestee has been identifed as Chhote Lal Thakur of Bara. Who is Chhote Lal Thakur? Chhote Lal Thakur, an ex-policeman, was accused of stealing a SLR weapon of his fellow policeman and selling to the Madhes-based underground out-fit while he was working at Rautahat District Police Office in 2011. He had sold the SLR to Sunil Jaisawal of Terai Janatantrik for Rs 1, 26,000. Jaiswal is serving jail term at Parsa prison. Thakur was arrested in 2012 after an investigation found that Thakur had stolen the SLR and sold to the underground out-fit. He, however, fled from the custody after sometime due to negligence of police personnel. Thakur who reached Gujarat, India initially after fleeing from the custody and in Dubai, UAE later on, returned to Kathmandu recently.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Other violent form
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 n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Police
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth na
Total Injured 1
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