Arms haul ahead of civic elections

Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel seized five pipe guns, a pistol, a revolver and 18 rounds of cartridges from a middle-aged man in Burdwan station on Monday. Officers said Samsher Alam, a resident of Munger district of Bihar, was boarding a Howrah-bound local when he was nabbed. ubhas Chandra Sahu, the inspector-general of the RPF (Eastern Railway), said: “We are investigating whether the arms were being smuggled into Bengal for the forthcoming municipality and corporation elections.” He added that the lack of documents in the possession of Alam hinted that he was part of a seasoned arms racket. wo killed in mishapslTwo persons died and four were injured in three accidents in the city and on its fringes on Monday. Rajinder Singh, 50, died after a lorry mowed him down on Remount Road in the port area on Monday afternoon. He was taken to Sambhunath Pandit Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Another person hit by the lorry suffered critical injuries and is being treated in the hospital.

The driver has been arrested. adhuri Gowala, 38, a resident of Naihati, was injured when the autorickshaw she was travelling in was hit by a car and turned turtle at the crossing of Pratapaditya Road and Rashbehari Avenue. She was admitted to MR Bangur Hospital. anabir Das, 25, died and two others were injured after being hit by a soil-laden truck on Barasat-Barrackpore Road on Monday morning. Witnesses said the truck, heading for Barrackpore, lost control and knocked the three down.


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