Three contract killers arrested in Bengal, arms seized

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Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) West Bengal’s Criminal Investigation Department arrested three contract killers from the state’s Durgapur town, who had gathered to kidnap and murder a local businessman, and seized arms and ammunition from them, said police on Tuesday.

According to CID, the three criminals were given the contract to murder the businessman by a criminal from Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur.

“Three contract killers — Rabi Chowrasia (47), Ajit Singh (38) and Jiten Kumar (26) — were arrested from Durgapur’s Uttarpara on Monday. The criminals hail from Jharkhand and Bihar,” Deputy Inspector General of West Bengal CID Nishad Parvez said.

“Two country-made pipe guns, one pistol, seven rounds of 8mm cartridge, two rounds of 7.65mm cartridge and 280 gm of heroin were seized from them,” he said.

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Preliminary investigation revealed that the prime accused Rabi Chowrasia was given the murder contract by a person from Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur and had assembled the other two accused in the area.

“They planned flee to Odisha’s Balasore after committing the crime,” the officer added.

–IANS

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