Canning (WB): An illegal arms trader and an woman accomplice of his were arrested and rifles and bombs were seized from a house in Basanti area of South 24 Parganas district, the police said.
Acting on a tip off, the police raided the house of Wahid Ali Purkait at Khiriskhali village and seized three rifles -- two local made and one branded -- and 12 rounds of cartridge.
Altogether 30 crude bombs were also recovered from the house.
Following Purkait`s arrest and interrogation, a woman identified as Momena Bibi was taken into custody from the neighbouring village of Nebukhali.
Bibi was allegedly an accomplice of Purkait.