Kathmandu: Five Indian nationals allegedly carrying weapons were arrested today by Nepalese paramilitary forces, in a major crackdown on Indian criminal gangs operating along the Indo-Nepal border.
Acting on a tip-off, the accused were arrested by the Armed Police Force (APF) from Rautahat district in southern Nepal near the border, said Deputy Superintendent of Police of the APF, Ajay Chhatkule.
Two Chinese pistols, one handmade gun and two dozen bullets were seized from their possession, he said.
This was one of the major crackdowns against Indian armed criminals who are involved in various criminal activities along the Indo-Nepal border, he said.
Three of those arrested hails from Sitamarhi while two of them are from Motihari district of Bihar.
The arrested persons have been identified as Sunil Kumar Rajput, 35, Kanhaiya Kumar Singh, 21, Bikash Singh, 20, Bikash Kumar Singh, 21 and Chhotu Singh, 22.
Security was stepped up along the border area following a tip-off that some Indian criminals have crossed into Nepal.