Arms dealer arrested in Kolkata, illegal firearm seized

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Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) An arms dealer was arrested here and an improvised firearm and ammunitions seized from him, police said on Monday.

Acting on a tip off about arms smuggling, a team of Kolkata police had kept strong vigil in an and around north Kolkata’s Abinash Kabiraj street and arrested the arms dealer, identified as Amit Choudhury, from Burtolla area on Saturday afternoon, police said.

“Amit Choudhury, 32, a notorious arms dealer from Kolkata’s Picnic Garden area was arrested with an improvised single shot fire arm and one cartridge which he had brought for illegal selling,” the officer said.

He said the buyers of the illegal arms fled from the spot sensing trouble.

“The accused has been remanded to 15 days police custody,” the officer added.

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–IANS

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