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Three Maoist arms suppliers held in Kolkata


Kolkata: Three men from Howrah involved in providing arms and ammunition to the Maoists were arrested here, police said Sunday.

The Special Task Force of city police arrested the accused Saturday from central Kolkata and seized two firearms with cartridges and components for making improvised explosive devices, police said.

The three accused – Billu, Bala and Ali Baba – were presented in a chief metropolitan magistrate court which remanded them to police custody till Feb 21, police said.

“They were nabbed in the Chandni Chowk area; they were involved in illegal dealing of arms, ammunition and explosives and supplying these to Maoists in Jharkhand,” an STF statement said.