The South 24 Parganas police arrested three persons from Ghasiara with fire arms. The three persons, Joyanto Sapui, Pradip Mondal, and Biswajit Das, were local anti-socials, who challenged the police by firing at them, but were soon captured by the cops when the police counter fired.
Acting on a tip-off, the huge contingent of police force barged in the area on Friday midnight. There were at least seven people who were trying to enter in the main ferrying a boat via a creek at Sundarbans.
They kept the boat and were sneaking into the jungle. Initially the police asked them to drop the arms but they open fired. Five of them escaped with the boat, while three were captured after the police started counter firing.
Police recovered 100 rounds of 7mm cartridges and Rs 26,000 in cash with the denomination of the notes all in Rs 100.
It should be recalled that the seizure of fire arms in South 24 Parganas is nothing new. Police then recovered 17 long range rifles, 77 rounds of bullets and gun powder from the areas under the jurisdiction of Sundarbans Coastal Police Station.
Three people, one of them a Bangladeshi national, were arrested on the charge of carrying arms consignment to a certain place.
However, South 24 Parganas police unearthed many illegal fire arms factories – some of which were situated in Rabindranagar, Panchur, Beghampur and some other places.
A huge amount of single-shot guns, 9mm and 7mm pistols and gun powder were recovered from these places. The owners of the houses where the factories were running – were arrested.