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PTI Last Updated at 10 Aug 2018, 20:08 IST India

Three arrested with huge cache of arms in WB

(Eds: with more inputs)

Canning (WB), Aug 10 (PTI) An arms racket was busted

near here today with the seizure of a huge cache of weapons

and ammunitions and the arrest of three men, police said.

The gang members were crossing the Matla Bridge in

South 24 Parganas district with the arms hoard when their car

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

district intercepted the gang and seized the arms from their

custody. The gang was headed to Basanti area of the district

from Jalangi in Murshidabad, around 300km away," he stated.

During questioning, the three arrested men - Anwar

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.)

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