Gun trade going great guns in Sunsari


Weapon trade is flourishing in the bordering southern region of Sunsari in the recent time. Police said gunrunners from India have been found dealing arms to Nepali criminals.

Four persons were apprehended while the arms deal was on progress at the bordering Aamahibelha VDC-6 of the district on Tuesday morning. The arrestees were identified as Mohammad Sagir from Araria district of Indian state of Bihar; Atabul Safi from Dewangunj VDC of Sunsari; Jakir Miya and Akiruddhin Miya from Aamahibelha VDC of Sunsari. A US made pistol and its ammunitions were recovered from them.

Police Inspector Suman Timalsina of Duhabi Area Police Office said Sagir had smuggled the weapons to Nepal side for the purpose of selling them. Sagir is suspected to be a member of an arms racket operating from India.

Six month ago, a former Maoists combatant was arrested along with two Indian nationals while dealing weapons from the same area. It is learnt that weapon dealers from Bihar have been selling arms in Nepal after their state government started taking stringent measures to control trade of guns. These weapons are being used by criminals and armed outfits in Nepal.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Laxman Giri at the Sunsari District Police Office said they were trying to get to the bottom of the case to stop the burgeoning business of weapons in the bordering region.


Posted on: 2012-12-26 08:35