WB: Illegal arms trader held; rifles, bombs seized

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 16:41

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.


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First Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 16:41

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