Firearms and bombs were seized from two CPI(M) party offices by the joint forces during searches today, while three skeletons were dug up by villagers in the continuing hunt for illegal arms in West Bengal.
Two pistols and daggers were seized by the joint forces and police from a CPI(M) party office at Bhajachawli under Khejuri police station in East Midnapore district, police sources said.
The joint forces also seized 10 bombs and lathis from the CPI(M) party office at Hatiberia village on the outskirts of Haldia town in the same district, the sources said.
Two guns and ammunition were found from a bag dug up from the bank of a pond at Kalagachira, the sources said.
In Bankura district, 30 rounds of ammunition, five muskets and a bag containing explosives was seized from the garden house of CPI(M) panchayat samiti chairman, Lovkumar Mondal, at Rajakata under Ranibandh police station, the sources said.
The hunt for arms led to the discovery of three skeletons from the banks of the Kangsaboti river in West Midnapore district, the sources said.
Altogether 1000 rounds of ammunition, 11 guns, gun manufacturing equipment and 70 bombs were seized during searches at Sahaspur under Anandapur police station and Sarisakhola under Keshpur police station, Gourangapota under Goaltore police station and Chandrakona town in the district, the sources said.
A landmine was seized from Goaltore, they said.