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WB: Improvised cannons seized near CPI-M office

June 02, 2011 17:12 IST
Improvised cannons and illegal firearms were seized from near a Communist Party of India-Marxist office and another area in West Bengal on Thursday by the police and the joint forces.

Four improvised cannons were found from a field near a CPI-M party office at Indas village in Bankura district, Superintendent of Police Praveen Kumar said. The police seized the weapons after being informed by local youths, he said.

In West Midnapore district, four guns, cartridges and bombs were seized from Bandgora area in the Jhargram police station area, Additional SP Mukesh Kumar said. The area was being searched by the joint forces which made the seizure, he said.

The seizure of illegal firearms are being made since the declaration of the assembly election results on May 13.

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