Kolkata: South 24-Parganas police have arrested three dreaded criminals, who had assembled in Sripur area of Sonarpur on late Saturday night.
Police have recovered a firearm along with cartridges and some sharp weapons from their possession. Police said they had gathered in the area to chalk out a plan on how to carry out a dacoity in the nearby area.
The district police had information that some dreaded criminals might visit the place to carry out a dacoity in Garia.
It was also learnt that some miscreants managed to flee when police caught the other accused. Policemen in plain clothes were waiting at nearby places. They are conducting raids to nab the other culprits. According to a senior police officer in the district, the accused have been involved a number of dacoity incidents. Various other criminal cases are also pending against them at various police stations.