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Illegal arms trader held; rifles, bombs seized

Press Trust of India  |  Canning (WB) 

Acting on a tip off, the police raided the house of Wahid Ali Purkait at Khiriskhali village and seized three rifles -- two local made and one branded -- and 12 rounds of cartridge.

Altogether 30 crude bombs were also recovered from the house.

Following Purkait's arrest and interrogation, a woman identified as Momena Bibi was taken into custody from the neighbouring village of Nebukhali.

Bibi was allegedly an accomplice of Purkait.

First Published: Tue, September 18 2012. 16:13 IST