Police have arrested an Indian national with a US-made pistol, from Sisuwa, Lekhnath municipality-8, Kaski district.
The person, who hails from an area close to Sunauli, is said to have come to Nepal a few days ago. He had been living at the house of Ashok Adhikari, a local, on rent. While renting the accommodation, the Indian is said to have identified himself as a construction worker.
Some time after his arrival in Pokhara, the person phoned an Indian gold trader claiming that he had been kidnapped. Subsequently, the trader informed Bhairahawa police about the abduction and gave them the contact number of the ‘abducted’. Based on this information, police managed to locate the person.
Kaski police have not provided details of the arrested Indian, pointing that this will affect the course of investigation
Local people are said to have informed police about the suspicious person, which led to his arrest. DSP and Kaski police Spokesperson Gaju Siddhi Bajracharya confirmed the arrest of an Indian with a pistol, but refused to provide further details pointing that this will affect the course of investigation.
Further, Bajracharya said police are investigating the case hoping that the person’s arrest will give clues about a criminal gang. We have mobilised police teams in and around the site of the arrest, he said. Police said the suspect is in custody of Kaski district police office, where an investigation is on.