An ‘alleged’ drug smuggler in his 30’s was injured in cops firing at Pokhara today. As the police declared the move was taken in defense and the injured continues to be admitted to the Western Regional Hospital, Pokhara.
Behaving on a tip-off that Govinda Thapa, known as Jonar DK, had possessed drugs, a police squad followed him, but was forced to take the protective act after he attacked the team, District Police Office Kaski’s spokesperson Ganesh Subedi stated.
Police opened a fire below his knee. The squad confiscated a huge cache of prescription-only drugs, for example, Norphine, Phenergan, and Diazepam in DK’s possession. It is declared the man had been in jail in Qatar for four years from 2014 to 2018 on the drugs smuggling case and was also convicted in the murder case by the court in Nepal on April 15, 2018.
Assistant Sub Inspector Santosh Subedi suffered injuries to his left leg and thigh in the assault. Further investigations are going on.