Asansol, Aug. 31: The Burdwan police seized 50 rounds of live ammunition late last night from the residences of an illegal arms dealer and his associate in Burdwan town.
Police said Bablu Ansari, a drug addict and petty gun-runner, was arrested from his residence in the Asansol South police station area. Ten rounds of rifle ammunition were recovered, they added.
The police also raided the house of Jiten Tanti in the Lakhimpur Math and found 40 rounds in a briefcase.
Jitenís wife, Bebi Tanti, was arrested.
The police also recovered command papers issued by Jharkhand police in the twin raids.
The police were acting on a tip-off by their Jharkhand counterparts that constable Srinivas Roy lost 50 rounds of ammunition while travelling by train from Ranchi to Chaibasa a few days ago.
Police superintendent, B. N. Ramesh said a police team from Jharkhand will arrive soon to verify the seized items.