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1 more arrested for smuggling arms from RFI to Maoists

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The (STF) of today arrested a man from on the charge of being involved in an arms smuggling that was busted here last week, the police said.

(35) alias Munna, was arrested from his residence in in Bihar's district a of the Kolkata Police's unit said.

Six people, including two Rifle Factory Ishapore (RFI) officials, were arrested by the last week from the city's Babughat area for their alleged involvement in smuggling arms to Maoists.

Rajesh's name cropped up while interrogating the six accused, the said, adding, "He has been given transit remand by Sharif Court. He will be brought to Kolkata tomorrow."

Preliminary investigation revealed that the arms were smuggled out of with the help of its two officers.

The was probably active since 2008 and supplying the arms and ammunition to Maoists in sleuths were also probing whether they had supplied arms to insurgent groups in also.

Charges of criminal conspiracy and habitually dealing in stolen property, along with the Arms Act has been slapped against the arrested six accused.

The had in September last year arrested a junior works for allegedly smuggling parts of SLR and INSAS rifles out of the factory and selling them to illegal arms manufacturers.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 00:55 IST