West Bengal: 49 illegal guns seized

Last Updated: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 00:30

Medinipur: A total of 49 illegal firearms were recovered from the house of a CPI-M leader and a place near the riverbank at West Midnapore district, police said.

According to police, 15 illegal rifles were seized
from an well of the local CPI-M leader Nandulal Pal at
Manidaha village in the district headquarters town here.

Police also recovered illegal guns from the char
of the Kansabati river.

Acting on a tip-off, the police dug out 29 illegal
rifles buried in the sand of the char of the river, the police
said.

In a similar seizure of illegal arms, five guns were
found hidden below a culvert at Bhatmore village in Salbani of
the district.

In a separate incident, a CPI-M cadre was killed last
night at Garbeta in a clash between CPI-M cadre and Trinamool
Congress activists.

The police said Lakshmikanta Sarkar, a CPI-M cadre,
was killed at Nakrasole village of Garbeta in the clash. Four
others were injured in a clash between CPI-M and TC supporters
at Panskura in nearby East Midnapore district.

Meanwhile, a local court in Midnapore town on Friday
issued arrest warrant in the names of three accused - Jaydeb
Mahato, Sanjay Bhakta and Bachan Manna - in connection with
Jnaneswari Express train disaster.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 00:30

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