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Illegal arms, fake notes racket busted in Kolkata

Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police on Friday arrested three men and seized fake Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs 1 lakh and recovered 48 semi-finished improvised firearms.

Based on prior information, the officers intercepted three persons — Mohammed Chand, 30, Mohammed Sultan, 24, and Mohammed Shiltu, 20, — from Strand Road area. All three are from Bihar’s Munger district.

The seized currency include Rs 2,000 notes, a police officer said. Based on the statements of those arrested, the STF unearthed an illegal arms factory in Howrah’s Pilkhana Bazar.

“A total of 26 pieces of semi-finished country-made improvised firearms along with a lathe machine were seized from the illegal arms factory,” an officer said.

–IANS

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