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CID Raid In Gayeshpur, Arms Recovered

2016-11-11 16:41

A bomb squad officer examining the cache of bombs. Picture by Ranjit Sarkar

Kalyani, Nov. 11: A CID team today recovered a huge cache of arms and bombs during a raid in Soguna-Lichutala area in Nadia’s Kalyani and arrested five persons in connection with the stockpile.

The cache include at least 2 pieces of 9 mm pistol, 3 pipe guns, 9-single shot gun, 36 rounds of bullets of .39 bore and around 150 socket bombs from a dismantled house close to a ward committee office of Trinamul Congress.

The arrested miscreants include Rajib De, is a close aide of Trinamul leader Prasanta Biwas, who was arrested by the CID during a similar raid August 21 last year when a huge cache of arms and ammunitions were recovered from the area.

Police have also detained two other persons for interrogation.

On August 21 and September 10 last year, the CID conducted similar raids in the area and adjacent parts of GayeshpurMunicipality under Kalyani police station and recovered huge cache of arms.

A CID officer said: “The raid was conducted as we came to know that miscreants after initial hibernation after the last year’s raid have geared up again in the area under the leadership of Rajib and accrued huge bombs and ammunitions. We also came to know that they have arranged materials for making bombs too”.

CID sources in Calcutta said that acting on a tip off the raid was conducted jointly with a team of Kalyani police and CID officers from Calcutta, Krishnanagar and Barrackpur.

CID sources claimed that the spate of continuous violence between the two erring rival gangs of anti socials belong to two different groups of ruling Trinamul Congress have actually paved the way for the raid.

The raid become imminent following a Kartick Kundu, 17 year old boy was shot at on the night of October 28 by miscreants.

CID sources claimed that acting on tip off, a team of about 30 personnel raided Soguna-Lichutala area. The raid began from about 9 in the morning cordoning the area adjacent to Netaji primary school ground.

“Most of the arms and ammunitions were recovered from a dismantled house located just behind the Trinamul office. We are trying to find out the owner of the house and who are actually making access to it.

Subodh Sil, a local resident alleged: “Rajiv and others unleashed a reign of terror in the area. The police are quite aware of their activities but never bothered to take action earlier”

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