Police confiscate weapons and wildlife parts from forest guard's house

Published On: January 17, 2017 07:59 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Jan 17: Police on Tuesday raided a forester’s house and seized a large amount of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), arms and body parts of wild animals in the district.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team led by Inspector Ashok Jha raided Bijaya Shrestha’s house based in Chandrapur Municipality-14 and seized a large amount of improvised explosive devices, arms, its ammunitions and various body parts of endangered wild animals.

The team also seized a 12-bore shotgun, its six rounds of bullets, 130 bullet-shells, 1 kg shrapnel, a half kg of gun-power, among others from Shrestha’s house.  

Shrestha is a forester at the  District Forest Office, Rautahat. 

A necessary action will be taken against Shrestha if found guilty following investigation into the case, District Forest Office, Rautahat Chief Dirgharaj Koirala told Republica Online.



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