Five dacoits arrested in Bengal
Kolkata: Five members of a dacoit gang have been arrested from a West Bengal district bordering Bangladesh and weapons were seized from them, police said on Wednesday.
The five were arrested from South 24 Parganas's Hili on Tuesday, an officer said. "Several sharp weapons and firearms have been seized from them."
Hili, a town under Balurghat subdivision of the district, is a border checkpoint on the India-Bangladesh border.
Police said the five, all Indian residents, gathered near a village fair in Hili few days back with the motive of dacoity.
"The five dacoits were produced before a Balurghat court on Wednesday where they have been remanded to 14 days judicial custody," the officer added.