Explosive seizure: Dealer in silicon powder held

KOLKATA: The Kolkata Police special activity force (STF) on Monday arrested explosive dealer Sukanta Sahu from Basta in Balasore district in Odisha in connection to the seizure of 10 quintals of explosives from a mini truck at the Tala bridge on March 9. Sahu reportedly had no permission from the native district Justice of the Peace to promote potassium nitrate.

“Sahu did possess papers to promote certain fertilizers, however potassium nitrate is not one in every of them,” mentioned a senior officer. But extra importantly, the police claimed, Sahu also traded in the highly explosive silicon powder. “Raids are being carried out in the Vizag area,” mentioned an officer.

Sahu is the fourth main arrest on this case. Before him, Rabiul Islam from Malikapur in North 24 Parganas, was arrested for getting the explosives in Bengal. An interrogation published Islam joined the unlawful firecracker-manufacturing industry 3 years in the past and that his association with Sahu was pretty fresh. The STF has launched a seek operation across West Midnapore for the middleman between Sahu and Islam. “Though Sahu has no crime record, this middleman has a long felony history and is the fulcrum of all the operation. His arrest will get to the bottom of how the explosives could make the best way into input Bengal from Odisha. He is also a lead to Sahu’s contacts amongst criminals in Bengal. We will question Sahu in regards to the amount of the explosives ordered from him in the run as much as the elections,” mentioned an officer.

At Kultali in the Sunderbans, a large arms manufacturing facility was busted at a remote village during a joint raid via the Baruipur special operations group (SOG) and the native cops early on Tuesday. Factory owner Abu Kahar Laskar and his son Abu Roup Laskar were arrested. The father-son duo first of all attempted to convince the villagers to resist the cops however some citizens refused to hear the 2. Instead, those locals, made the Laskars liberate the door to the room. The police discovered a large cache of arms, along with arms production equipment, stored within. Among the weapons seized were 3 single-barrel guns, 3 one-shotters, two unfinished short guns, 146 rounds of 12 bore ammunition and 55 rounds of empty cartridges.

Baruipur SP Rashid Munir Khan mentioned, “The father and the son were in the industry for 2 years. To lie to locals, they post four embroidery machines out of doors the manufacturing facility, as entrance for the unlawful arms production unit. We have discovered 3 sophisticated German-made guns, each costing about Rs 5 lakh. We are investigating from the place they got the ones, who equipped them and whom were they meant for.”
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