Smugglers clash with police in Sunsari, two injured

Published On: July 17, 2020 01:21 PM NPT By: Rohit Rai

DHARAN, July 17: A group of armed smugglers clashed with police at the Nepal-India border region at Debandunj Rural Municipality-3 in Sunsari district late Thursday night.

The clash erupted when at least five armed smugglers opened fire on police during a regular security check at the border region. 

According to police, the smugglers opened fire when a team of police tried to stop their motorcycles for a security check. "Two smugglers were injured in the incident. The injured have been identified as 23-year-old Pintu Yadav and 32-year-old Rajesh Yadav, residents of Debangunj Rural Municipality-2," DSP Binod Sharma, spokesperson for Sunsari Police, told Republica.

Both the injured have received bullets in the thigh and knee, according to Police. They [injured] have been admitted to the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Medical Sciences for further treatment.

Though police opened fire, three smugglers were able to flee the scene. Police are still searching for the whereabouts of the absconding smugglers.

The Sunsari Police have confiscated one pistol, six bullets, and two firearms from the injured smugglers. Likewise, police also seized two motorcycles with Indian number plates from the injured.

Police have launched an investigation into the case.

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