Three pistols, ammunition seized in Bengal

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Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) personnel seized three countrymade pistols and several rounds of ammunition during a crackdown on a smugglers’ gang in West Bengal’s Nadia district, a senior officer said on Friday.

Acting on a tip-off about illegal arms smuggling, the BSF troopers on Thursday planned an ambush near Kulanandpur village in the district and challenged two persons near the Indo-Bangladesh border fence at around 8 p.m.

“The two smugglers managed to flee taking advantage of the darkness and thick bamboo bushes but left behind a plastic bag they were carrying. The troopers recovered three countrymade pistols and four rounds of ammunition from the bag,” Rabi Ranjan, a senior officer of the BSF’s South Bengal Frontier, said in a release.

“The seized arms and ammunition have been handed over to the nearby Bagdah police station for further legal action,” he said.

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The BSF has so far seized 11 countrymade weapons, along with several cartridges, and apprehended two weapons smugglers from West Bengal so far this year.

–IANS

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