STF seizes 40 ‘semi-finished’ pistols, arrests three

The accused were identified as Imtiaz Ahmed, Mohammad Sagir, and Hasina Begum.

The West Bengal Special Task Force (STF) on Monday said it recovered 40 partially completed firearms from a Dhanbad-Kolkata bus and arrested three people, including a woman, the day before. The accused were produced before a court in Sreerampur during the day and were remanded to police custody for 10 days.

The police said a special STF team and the state police acted based on information received from a confidential source. The Kolkata-bound bus was intercepted in Dankuni in Hooghly
district.

“Yesterday, acting on a source information, STF WB, accompanied by Dankuni PS, intercepted one Kolkata-bound bus [from Dhanbad] on Durgapur Expressway near the Dankuni toll plaza, and recovered 40 pieces of semi-finished improvised pistols and arrested three people, including a female,” said an official.

The accused were identified as Imtiaz Ahmed, Mohammad Sagir, and Hasina Begum. All three are residents of Dhanbad, Jharkhand, said sources in the police.

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