KATHMANDU — Police opened fire at a famous gangster, Jaswant Rai, and took him under control from Bijulibazaar of Kathmandu on Thursday.
Rai, who has been accused of over twelve burglaries and was on the run, had attempted to run away after seeing the police team from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division, as per police.
Based on complaints that Rai had been extorting people in Bijulibazaar area for the past many years, a police team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) opened fire and took him under control, MPCD Chief SSP Sarvendra Khanal said.
The incident occurred at around 12 noon. Rai was warned against running away before he was shot at. The police shot at Rai after he tried to hit the policemen with an iron rod, said SSP Khanal .
He is receiving treatment the Bir Hospital.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.