The police arrested an illegal arms dealer from Sonagachi area and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from his possession, a police officer said today.
Acting on a tip-off, some officers of Burtolla police station caught Susanta Dutta (35) and recovered one 9mm pistol, one 7mm pistol, 30 rounds of 9mm cartridges and 15 rounds of 7mm cartridges from his possession, the senior police officer said.
"He is infamous as a notorious arms dealer. We have been looking for him for quite some time and nabbed him late yesterday night," the officer said.
Susanta alias Lalu is a resident of Ichapore in North 24 Parganas district. He was arrested from Abinash Kabiraj Street and Durga Charan Mitra Street crossing, the police officer added.
"He was there for selling the arms and ammunition to unknown miscreants who fled the spot sensing trouble," the officer said.
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