36 guns, parts, 1K bullets recovered after decade in WB

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36 guns, parts, 1K bullets recovered after decade in WB

Thursday, 20 January 2022 | PNS | Kolkata

In a frightening development the police on Wednesday recovered atleast 36 guns and 450 gun parts and more than a 1000 bullets kepthidden underground in Goaltore block of West Midnapore. The arms and ammunition were reportedly buried more than a decade ago,police sources said even as war of words ensued between former rulers Left Front and the ruling Trinamool Congress.

“The source of the recovered items have not been known yet … but it seems they are pretty old and further investigations will reveal theirage and make,” as senior district official said.While TMC state spokesperson said that “the age of the arms will suggest who might have kept them and why they hid them apprehending their fall ahead of 2011 Assembly

elections.”

Former Bengal minister and West Midnapore MLA Sushanto Ghosh hit backsaying “everyone knows that TMC were in alliance with the Maoistsbefore they came to power … and after they came to power the Maoistand People’s Committee (Maoist-backed) leaders were given toppolitical posts in Jangalmahal area … so it is clear who might havekept these items.”

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