LALITPUR — Police have opened fire on notorious gangster Ashok Lama near UN Park in Lalitpur on Monday. Gangster Lama,38, has sustained a gunshot to his leg and hospitalised after the incident, according to police. He is now receiving treatment at Bir Hospital in Kathmandu.
Police have also recovered a pistol and two bullets from his possession.
Police said, a team of Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) spotted Lama near UN Park and tried to search his body but he retaliated compelling the police to open fire at around 1:15 this afternoon.
Lama had already served jail terms for two separate murder cases and have been accused of several public offence case, said spokesperson of MPCD, SP Narendra Uprety.Follow @gorkhapost
Maha Astami being observed today
KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.
On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.
People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.
Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.
On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.Follow @gorkhapost