A total of 6,268 sets of weapons that were seized, received, recovered or found stray over various periods of time and places were destroyed in accordance with the law.
Among the destroyed weapons were 6,189 sets of countryside guns and 64 sets of pistols. Names of 13 weapons would not be ascertained, according to the Nepal Police.
The weapons were destroyed by Nepal Police Special Task Force in Kapan in the presence of Additional Inspector General (AIG) of the Nepal Police, representatives of the Ministry of Home Affairs, District Administration Office, Kathmandu among other concerned authorities, shared Spokesperson of the Nepal Police Kuber Kadayat.
The weapons were destroyed as per the directives to manage arms and ammunition as well as explosive materials. A technical team led by AIG Meera Chaudhary after conducting studies of the seized weapons had decided to recommend destroying such weapons in line with the prevailing law, it was said.