Six arrested for illegal sale of arms

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Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata police on Monday nabbed six people for selling arms illegally after acquiring them from the ordnance factory in West Bengal, an officer said.

“We had information of arms being illegally circulated and sold in an area near Babughat. Six suspects have been arrested. We have recovered seven revolvers, one carbine and ten rounds of ammunition from them,” said an STF officer.

“They acquired these arms from Icchapur Rifle Factory’s scrap materials. They also sought the help of some of the employees and had paid some amounts as a commission for their help, ” he added.

He also said that they have arrested two of the employees of the rifle factory as well.

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Two of the arrested people acted as the linemen for the Maoists in Bihar and also Nepal.

–IANS

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