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Naugachia police recover cache of illegal arms

By Avijit Biswas

Bhagalpur: In a major success Naugachia police recovered cache of arms and unearthed illegal arms manufacturing unit on Friday this week. Total seven person involved in trafficking and clandestine manufacture of arms were nabbed by police.

The recovered arms include both finished and unfinished arms. Altogether three pistols, 15 country made revolvers, two jersey, 88 live cartridges and 13 unfinished arms including spares were recovered by police. Sushant Kumar Saroj informed about recovery of arms at a press conference held at Gopalpur PS yesterday.

As per information provided by SP an arms trafficker of Gopalpur area Suman Choudhury alias Buchkun Choudhury was nabbed by a police team headed by Dilip Kumar, SDPO, Naugachia near Laxmipur Chowk following receipt of information that he was on way to Durgasthan at Tetri village for selling arms.

Three pistols, thirty-six cartridges were recovered from his possession besides the motorcycle he was riding was confiscated by police team after he could be nabbed. In light of his disclosures police team subsequently raided his house located in Badi Makandpur village.

SP Naugachia Sushant Kumar Saroj addressing the media

His son Bhanu Chowdhury besides another person Manoj Kumar Bharati, a resident of Milki Tola under Dholbajja PS were arrested from his house. Two country made revolvers, five cartridges besides twenty-five thousand cash was recovered from possession of the arrested persons.

The police team in course of raid at house of Suman Choudhury also recovered three country made revolvers from car parked in premises of his house besides eleven cartridges of Insas rifle from a place inside the house.

A person identified as Kamal Choudhury, resident of Choudhury Tola in Kahalgaon, who had been to house of Suman Choudhury for delivering illegally manufactured arms, while raid was underway at his house was also nabbed by police team.

Three country made revolvers besides seven cartridges of SLR was recovered from him by police team. Interrogation of arrested arms traffickers and manufacturers by police further revealed that Kare Lal Mandal, a resident of Jhalludas Tola along with some local residents clandestinely manufactures illegal arms at his makeshift hutment located in agricultural field.

Police team subsequently arrested Kare Lal Mandal and recovered five country made revolvers, twelve unfinished pistols and twenty-five cartridges. In light of information provided by Kare Lal two persons namely Mukesh Thakur of village Katchira and Rishi Sharma of village Ajmabad were also nabbed by police team. The arrested persons used to manufacture illegal arms for him.

In course of raid at house of Mukesh Thakur one musket and four cartridges besides twenty-five barrels of unfinished muskets were recovered by police team.

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