Rifles found in West Midnapore, seizure of arms continue
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 21:19
  
Kolkata: A large number of rifles and other guns were found from the vicinity of CPI-M party offices at four places in West Midnapore district on Thursday.

At Bandhora in Jhargram sub-division, 14 rifles and some ammunition were found abandoned beneath a culvert, which was seized by the joint forces, police said.

Altogether 36 double barrel guns were seized from three different spots under Salboni police station area.

All the seizure of illegal firearms were made from near CPI-M party offices by the joint forces, they said.

A pipegun was seized from Kotulpur in adjoining Bankura district.

Yesterday, in a raid on the Kharkusma CPI-M party office under Garbeta police station, police and joint forces seized 35 improvised cannons, 16 muskets, 20 pistols, 55 revolver parts and 155 bullets.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said yesterday that the seizure of arms would continue as keeping them was illegal and directed the police to do so irrespective of party colour.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, May 26, 2011, 21:19


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