Kolkata police arrest three on suspicion of peddling arms

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 09:20 hrs

Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) Three men from Howrah involved in providing arms and ammunition to Maoists were arrested from Central Kolkata by the Special Task Force of city police.

Two firearms with cartridges and assembled parts to make Improvised Explosive Devices have been seized from them, the STF said.

"The three - Billu, Bala and Ali Baba - were nabbed Saturday evening in the Chandni Chowk area; they were involved in illegal dealing of arms, ammunition and explosives and supplying these to Maoist activists in Jharkhand," an STF statement said.

Cases have been lodged against the trio at the Bowbazar police station under various sections, including the Arms Act and the Explosive Substances Act.

The three would be produced at the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court later Sunday.

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