TMC leader detained at Kolkata airport for carrying unlicensed gun

Naren Chakraborty, a member of the Durgapur Zilla Parishad and Pandabeshwar Block Trinamool Congress president, had boarded a chopper from Andal airport

Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress leader was on Sunday detained by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at Kolkata airport for trying to board a Chennai-bound flight with an unlicensed gun, police said.

Naren Chakraborty, a member of the Durgapur Zilla Parishad and Pandabeshwar Block Trinamool Congress president, had boarded a chopper from Andal airport and landed in NSCB airport in Kolkata in the afternoon, the police said, adding he was scheduled to leave the city for Chennai on a SpiceJet flight in the evening.

"CISF detained Chakraborty at the check-in point after it was found that he was carrying a gun and some cartridges but had no arms licence. The CISF then contacted us and handed him over. We are investigating the case," said a senior police officer at Airport police station.

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