March 30, 2017 08:43 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, March 30: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has urged the public to deposit licensed arms at the local police offices by April 27 in view of the upcoming local polls.
MoHA Spokesperson Bal Krishna Panthi said that the notice has been circulated through all district administrations across the country.
The Election Commission's election directives make it binding for all licensed gun owners to deposit their firearms at the local administration so as to ensure that the polls are free, fair and impartial. MoHA officials said as many as 20,000 members of the public possess at least 34,315 guns.