Nepal Police retrieves firearm lost during Ananda Bazaar clash

Published On: March 22, 2017 04:10 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, March 22: Nepal Police has retrieved a Chinese pistol and its magazine that got lost during a clash occurred in Ananda Bazaar of Kanchanpur near the Nepal-India border two weeks ago. 

There was a scuffle between the Nepali nationals and Indian Seema Suraksha Bal (border security force) on March 9 in Ananda Bazar over the issue of construction of a culvert at Punarbas.

A Chinese pistol and its bullets remaining in the possession of Assistant Sub Inspector Madhav Bhatta deputed to interfere in the clash was lost from the border area. 
According to Far Western Regional Police Chief, Deputy Inspector General of Police Romendra Singh Deuja, the lost firearm and its magazine was retrieved a few days ago. 

A police squad deputed from the District Police Office Kanchanpur to search for the missing pistol led by Inspector Hirendra Rokaya found it with the help of the Sampurnanagar Police Beat, India. One Govinda Gautam of Punarbas Municipality got martyrdom due to the shot fired by the Indian SSB and a local Tikaram Chapagain was injured in the incident. 

Trans-border people's movement over here is yet to become normal following the incident. Nepali nationals have left visiting the Indian market Basahi that shares border with Nepal after the incident. The Armed Police Force (APF) has set up a temporary camp to make security arrangements in the Bazar area. RSS 

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