Armed men raid police outpost; 2 rifles stolen

A gang of unidentified armed men made off with two rifles after they raided a police outpost in Raghunathpur in South Parganas district here on Thursday, police said.

Kolkata: A gang of unidentified armed men made off with two rifles after they raided a police outpost in
Raghunathpur in South Parganas district here on Thursday, police said.

The incident occurred at around 3 am this morning when the gang of masked miscreants raided the outpost and decamped with two rifles after threatening the two constables on duty, said DIG (Presidency Range), SN Gupta.

To a query on the involvement of Maoists in the incident, Gupta said, "It can be anything, but right now I am not in a position to make a statement. Senior officers have rushed to the spot and after they submit a report things will be clear."

The incident has come as a surprise to many police officers as the locality is not considered a Maoist
stronghold, police said.

PTI

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