Youth arrested with arms at Burdwan railway station

A youth, suspected member of an inter-state gang of arms smugglers, was arrested on Sunday after a cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from him at the Burdwan railway station, police said.

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2013, 13:56 PM IST

Burdwan: A youth, suspected to be a member of an inter-state gang of arms smugglers, was arrested on Sunday after a cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from him at the Burdwan railway station, police said.
Gautam Yadav was arrested from Jamalpur express after three 7.65 mm pistols, 65 rounds of ammunition, six magazines and one mobile handset were recovered from him, said Promodesh Saha, railway station GRP officer-in-charge.

The youth, hailing from Bihar`s Dariapur area, was carrying the arms to be delivered to a Kolkata-based businessman, he said.

Yadav had been arrested on an earlier occasion few months back by the Government Railway Police for possessing arms.

The police suspect that he might be a member of inter-state gang operating between Bihar and West Bengal for arms supply.

PTI