Trinamool leader held for illegally possessing gun

Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) A leader of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress was arrested and sent to custody for the illegal possession of a gun in Jalpaiguri district, police said on Wednesday.

Rabiul Islam was arrested from Mal in the district on Tuesday night, and was on Wednesday presented before a court which sent him to police custody for five days.

Islam’s arrest follows that of Naren Chakraborty, a Trinamool leader of Burdwan district who was arrested for trying to board a Chennai-bound flight at the airport here with an unlicensed revolver and three rounds of cartridges on Sunday.

Chakraborty was arrested under the Arms Act on Sunday evening after he was caught by personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) posted at the check-in point of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.

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