Nandigram, East Midnapur, Nov 24 (UNI) Police seized eight muskets, six revolvers and more than 200 cartridges during a raid on a house at Sarberia here last night.
Acting on an information, police raided the house of Halima Bewa, a widow and arrested her.
Superintendent of Police, East Midnapur, Ashok Kumar Prashad said today that the illegal arms were meant for creating fresh unrest in the area.
Police were searching for Akram, Bhadu, Sona and a few other criminals in this connection.
The Trinamool Congress alleged that a few CPI (M) activists, returning to their villages, were carrying these arms and after facing stiff resistance they secretly kept the huge cache of arms in the house of Bewa and fled away.
Mr Prasenjit Banerjee, Oficer in-charge of Nandigram Police Station carried an extensive search in the area and recovered the arms.
An enquiry was on to ascertain the connection of the Maoists with this incident.
The CPI(M), however, alleged that the party was planning to organise a procession in the area on November 27 for restoring peace. and the rival activists in a bid to scuttle it were amassing a huge cache of arms.
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