In West Midnapore district, four guns and 12 rounds of ammunition were seized from a party office at Chuttargeria under Keshpur police station by the police and joint forces, police sources said. Six rifles were found under a culvert at a place under the Salboni police station, the sources said. Illegal firearms were also found hidden in the septic tank of the Salboni Health Centre. Villagers tipped off the police about the illegal firearms which were then seized after searches by the police and joint forces.
A Trinamool Congress worker Biswajit Mondal of Jalalpur in Manikchowk police station area in Malda district, had his left hand chopped off when he went to demand dues for a generator he had hired out a month ago to a CPI-M worker, police sources said. Mondal had worked for Sabitri Mitra, the current women and child development and social welfare Minister, in the assembly elections. A person identified as Kanak was arrested, the sources said.The police said that the incident occurred out of business rivalry and had nothing to do with politics.