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PC tells Mamata to redouble efforts to recover arms: HM

As more illegal arms were recovered in West Bengal, Home Minister P Chidambaram voiced "grave concern" and said the Mamata Banerjee government had its task cut out to "redouble" its drive to seize them.



New Delhi/Kolkata: As more illegal arms were
recovered in West Bengal, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday voiced "grave concern" and said the Mamata Banerjee government
had its task cut out to "redouble" its drive to seize them.

The new Chief Minister on her part said there will be no
let up in the police seizure of the arms, some of which were
recovered from the proximity of the CPI-M offices. Banerjee
also noted there was no post-poll violence in the state.
New Delhi/Kolkata: As more illegal arms were
recovered in West Bengal, Home Minister P Chidambaram today
voiced "grave concern" and said the Mamata Banerjee government
had its task cut out to "redouble" its drive to seize them.

The new Chief Minister on her part said there will be no
let up in the police seizure of the arms, some of which were
recovered from the proximity of the CPI-M offices. Banerjee
also noted there was no post-poll violence in the state.
He said over 140 people have been arrested, some of these
arms caches were at local-level CPI(M) offices and the house
of a CPI(M) supporter.

However, he said, bulk of arms and ammunition was
recovered from proximity of CPI(M) offices and have been shown
`unclaimed`.

"Of these, about 246 are rifles of various calibres and
the balance are muskets and country-made weapons. On May 22,
an AK-56 and an INSAS rifle were among the recoveries from
Kotwali police station area. The INSAS was one of the weapons
looted from the Silda camp of Eastern Frontier Rifles in
2010," he said.

PTI

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