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Canning (WB), Aug 10 (PTI) An arms racket was busted
near here today with the seizure of a huge cache of weapons
The gang members were crossing the Matla Bridge in
was intercepted by police, a senior officer said.
Twelve one-shotter pipe guns, nine live ammunitions
and four mobile phones were seized from their possession, he
told reporters here.
"Acting on a tip-off, officers from Canning police
station and a special protection force from Baruipur in the
custody. The gang was headed to Basanti area of the district
from Jalangi in Murshidabad, around 300km away," he stated.
Mehebub Mondal, Rubel Mondal and driver Jhantu Paul -
confessed that they had supplied arms to dealers in South 24
Parganas on previous occasions, the officer said.
All three of them were produced before the Court of
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate at Alipore, which
remanded them in police custody for seven days.
"We are trying to find out more about the gang, their
modus operandi, links and associations in the district," the
officer added.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)