Maoist arms suppliers held in West Bengal

Two arms suppliers who allegedly catered to the Maoists were arrested early Sunday from West Bengal`s Bankura district.

Updated: Aug 29, 2010, 13:51 PM IST

Kolkata: Two arms suppliers who allegedly catered to the Maoists were arrested early Sunday from West Bengal`s Bankura district, police said.

Biswanath Mondal and Sheikh Amjad were arrested from Bankura district`s Chatna area.

"We have arrested two arms suppliers from Chatna area early Sunday," Bankura Superintendent of Police Pranab Kumar told a news agency over phone.

Fifteen gelatin sticks and 20 detonators were recovered from them, he said.

Maoists are active in three western districts of the state - Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapore.

IANS