Three held with pistols in DharanThe judicial custody of the trio was extended for five more days, on Monday, to further investigate the matter, police said.
Police have arrested three youths on the charge of illegal possession of arms from Dharan.
Twenty-nine-year-old Hukumen Jimi, 24-year-old Deepak Jimi and Rohit Rai, 24, were arrested with two automatic pistols from their residence on Sunday.
Police recovered a “made in Italy” labelled automatic pistol, another unspecified pistol and a magazine from the accused.
The arrests were made after the police received a tip-off about some youths with illegal possession of arms.
One of the pistols was recovered during a police raid at Hukumen’s residence. The pistol was hidden in a nearby bush by Hukumen’s brother Deepak.
Further investigation revealed that Rai was also in possession of a pistol, following which the 24-year-old was also arrested.
“On the basis of the statement recorded by the Jimi brothers, the police recovered another pistol from Rai’s room during a police search,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Nawaraj Malla.
The judicial custody of the trio was extended for five more days, on Monday, to further investigate the matter, police said.