A huge quantity of firearms was
recovered from a house at Pratibesi Para near Baguiati in North 24-Parganas in
a raid by the CID on the eve of India’s republic day. Some 8000 live rounds, 10 semi-automatic
rifles, five rocket launchers, three grenades and three bullet-proof jackets
were seized. The house owner and his domestic help have been arrested.
One of those
involved in the racket, Anupam Chowdhury, from whose house the police seized
thousands of bullets and cartridges and several firearms was produced before a
court in Barasat in the State’s North 24 Parganas district that remanded him on
Monday to ten days in police custody.
The arms haul
from Chowdhury’s residence in the Baguiati area was made by a team of officials
of the State’s Criminal Investigation Department on Sunday evening. More than
5000 cartridges, country-made and sophisticated rifles and revolvers,
pen-pistols and a bullet-proof vest were among the items seized.