Monday, April 14, 2014
Huge cache of arms recovered from Kaliachak before election, Cong Blames Trinamul
Malda, 11 April: Police recovered cache of arms along with poppy seeds and ingredients for manufacturing narcotics from a house at Narayanpur area in Kaliachak police station last night. However, none could be arrested. Congress has alleged that the area in a strong hold of the Trinamul Congress and their miscreants were storing arms and poppy seeds there. Trinamul has however denied the charge.
Police sources informed that acting on a tip off jwans of SSB and Kaliachak police jointly raided house of Motiur Sheikh at Narayanpur area around 10 pm last night. Police seized one musket, two pipe-guns, equipments for manufacturing 9 mm pistol, drill machines, screws, iron pipes and many other equipments along with 38 bags full of poppy seeds and ingredients to manufacture narcotics.
It may be mentioned that another arms factory was busted by police on 24 March during a raid. One person was arrested then. Existence of another arms factory has geared apprehensions among common people of the locality.
Police sources informed that Motiur Rahaman hired miscreants from Bihar to manufacture arms ad narcotics in the locality. However, he fled before the police raided the house.
Malda south Congress candidate AH Khan Choudhury (Dalu) alleged that the area was known to be Trinamul redoubt. “We anticipate that Trinamul was engaging miscreants in Kaliachak before the election,” he added.
District Trinamul president Sabitri Mitra, on the other hand, said, “Congress always blames Trinamul Police must see who were involved in manufacturing of arms in Kaliachak.”
Malda SP Rupesh Kumar said, “Police recovered firearms and poppy seeds from Kaliachak last night. A probe has been started.”