Arms recovery from CPM party offices and from other places continued on Wednesday. Besides a huge amount of illegal fire arms and ammunition that were recovered from West Midnapore, East Midnapore and Bankura district, two skeletons were recovered from Kansabati river bed near Midnapore town, about 110 km to the southwest from Kolkata.
After the Assembly election results were announced leading to the exit of the 34-year old Left rule in Bengal, there has been a spate of instances where villagers in districts such as West Midnapore and Hooghly have reported of arms being concealed in different places.
There have also been incidents of Trinamool supporters leading police to CPM offices and helping in the recovery of illegal fire arms.
CPM state secretary Biman Bose has already alleged a grand conspiracy being hatched to malign the party in this way.
On Wednesday, arms and ammunitions were recovered from various places under Kotowali, Anandapur, Salboni police station in West Midnapore, Ranibandh in Bankura and Khejuri and Haldia in East Midnapore.
Two skeletons were also recovered from Kansabati riverbed at Kankabati area near Midnapore town. “The skeletons are beyond identification. They appear to be more than six months old,” said Sukesh Kumar Jain, additional SP (HQ) in West Midnapore.
Though police put the number of skeletons at two, locals put the count at three, claiming these people were killed and later buried by CPM harmads. As many as 30 cartridges and five firearms were recovered from the house of a CPM leader in Rajakata village in Ranibandh in Bankura district.
“People are giving us information about firearms. I cannot tell you the exact number that has been seized, but it has crossed 300,” said a senior police officer in West Midnapore.