Large cache of arms seized by Bengal Police from Asansol

: The Special Task Force (STF) of West Bengal Police on Monday seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the industrial township of Asansol in West Burdwan district of West Bengal.

The seized items included two 9 MM carbines along with three magazines, three 9 MM pistols, two 7 MM pistols, five single-shot pistols, and several rounds of cartridges and bullets.

Two persons, Chottu and Balram, have been arrested in this connection. STF sources said that these arms and ammunition were being smuggled from Munger and Bhagalpur in Bihar. However, the STF sleuths are yet to ensure for whom these weapons were meant for.

Recently, the STF also arrested the most-wanted arms dealer, Sunil Paswan alias Sholay, from Panadeveshwar near Asansol, along with a 9 MM carbine. This was the second major arms recovery from this industrial area and coal belt in West Burdwan district.

According to the deputy commission (east) of Asansol, Abhishek Gupta, the seizure of 9 MM carbine is a serious matter since such weapon is used by the different security forces agencies.

“However, now our prime aim is to track the one for whom these arms and ammunition were meant for and with what purpose these were brought here,” he said.

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