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Pranab expresses concern over recovery of huge illegal arms

Last Updated: Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 14:51

Kuli: Union Finance Minister and senior
Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday voiced concern over the
recovery of huge quantities of illegal arms from some parts of
West Bengal and said it should have been recovered earlier.

"It is a matter of serious concern that huge quantities
of illegal arms are being recovered just after the
announcement of Assembly Election results," Mukherjee told
reporters on the sidelines of State Bank of India`s 1001
branch inauguration ceremony under Bengal circle here in
Murshidabad district.

"The arms should have been recovered earlier," the senior
Congress leader.

With a view to expand financial inclusion in rural areas
the Union Finance Minister said all round development could
only be achieved if the rural people were brought under the
banking network.

Yesterday, police recovered a cache of illegal arms and
ammunition and arrested seven CPI(M) activists in separate
incidents in West Midnapore district while last week a huge
cache of arms was recovered by police near a CPI-M party
office at Enayatpur.


First Published: Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 14:51
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