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An illegal arms factory was busted by Kolkata police in the city’s Tiljala area on Thursday night.

As per reports, police arrested four persons in connection with the case and have also recovered arms and ammunitions from the site.

Based on secret information, a team of Kolkata police conducted raid at a residence in Gulshan math area in Tiljala on Thursday night, said a senior police official.

“Saurav Kumar, 19, Sonu, 22, Raju, 22 and Sarfaraz Alam, 24, were arrested from the factory and eight 7.65 mm semi-automatic improvised pistols, 16 magazines and 50 rounds of ammunition were seized,” said an officer from Tiljala police station.

The two arms dealers from Bihar’s Munger, whose information helped police nab the four, were arrested on July 24. They had revealed that they were a part of an illegal racket that manufactured arms by hiring labourers from Munger and sold them to dealers, who in turn sold them for Rs 35,000 to 50,000 per piece. 

(With inputs from IANS)

First Published | 28 July 2017 5:50 PM
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