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7/11 blasts: AIU unearths arms factory in Bengal

AIU probing a possible arms supply route to Mumbai, unearthed an illegal arms factory at Mathurapur in West Bengal.

india Updated: Jul 19, 2006 18:00 IST

The Army Intelligence Unit (AIU), probing a possible arms supply route to Mumbai, has unearthed an illegal arms factory at Mathurapur in South 24-Parganas district, near Kolkata.

Army sources said on Wednesday that acting on an information that arms were easily available there, AIU officials, posing as buyers, contacted the suppliers through a source.

While AIU officials were taking the delivery of the arms on Tuesday, the local police, which accompanied them, arrested four persons three of whom belonged to the same family.

Twenty-seven revolvers and nearly 500 rounds of ammunition were seized from the arrested.

They were taken to the Eastern Command headquarters in Kolkata for initial interrogation and later handed over to the police.