SI held for clandestine arms dealing in Bengal

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Barasat, Nov 04 (UNI) A Sub-Inspector of the West Bengal police, who was apprehended for alleged involvement in arms dealing with miscreants, was remanded in custody for three days by the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate court here today.

Shankar Chakrabarty, posted at the CID headquarters at Bhawani Bhawan, Kolkata, was taken in custody following the arrest of some miscreants due to his alleged involvement in the clandestine dealing, during his earlier stint at Krishnangar under Nadia district.

He was produced before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sumitra Roy by the district police.

Police said Chakrabarty was nabbed following the arrest of Surajit Mallick and Madhab Das, residents of Ashoknagar and Titagarh respectively, and recovered several rounds of live ammunition.

On interrogation, it was revealed that Mr Chakrabarty was involved in the cladestine arms dealing, police added.

Mallick had informed that he was preserving at least 76 rounds of cartridges purchased from Chakrabarty, who hailed from Gopalpur area under Haroa police station in North 24 Parganas district, according to police.

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