The Metropolitan Police Crime Division on Thursday arrested two absconding members of a gang allegedly involved in the murder of three persons and a series of robberies at various places in the capital.
Those arrested are Niraj KC, 41, of Kathmandu -34, Bhimsengola and Sunil Maharjan, 35, of Kathmandu-22, Tebahal. According to police, two other members of the gang — Raju Dangol and Ashok Gole — are serving jail terms at Central Jail, Kathmandu.
The gang members have been accused of robbing a businessman at Bafal in 2009. The notorious gang is also accused of gunning down Buddhist monk Nima Lama, 42, on November 3, 2012 at Thamel and making off with Rs 1 million.
According to the police, gang members opened fire at Prem Maharjan of Godavari-1 of Lalitpur and 25-year-old Sudip Bashyal of Palpa at a battery showroom in Teku on March 24, 2013. Maharjan later died in course of treatment.
Likewise, two of the gang members had shot at one Anjani Chachan aka Pappu, operator of AV Enterprise in Janabahal, on April 10, 2011 with the intent to rob them. Indian national Chachan died in the course of treatment at Bir Hospital.