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Six held with firearms, abduct plan foiled in Cooch Behar

Two firearms, nine rounds of 7.6mm bullets and one round of 8mm bullet have been seized from them

Our Correspondent Cooch Behar Published 20.04.21, 02:26 AM

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Six persons apparently had plans to abduct a foreign liquor shop owner were arrested after arms and ammunitions were seized from their possession here early on Monday.

Debasish Dhar, the superintendent of police, Cooch Behar, said the gang had plans to abduct the businessman and had assembled at a house in Bharat Colony of the town.

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“Two firearms and some live ammunition have been seized from them. Among them, two persons, who are suspected to have criminal records, were hired and brought in from other states for the crime,” the SP said.

Those arrested have been identified as Bandhan Roy and Bharat Burman, both residents of Dinhata, Basudeb Sarkar, who hail from the outskirts of Cooch Behar town, Sanjay Paswan from Dhubri district of Assam and Rajesh Kumar and Shivam Sahoo both residents of Uttar Pradesh.

Two firearms, nine rounds of 7.6mm bullets and one round of 8mm bullet have been seized from them, said a police officer.

“Basudeb Sarkar had taken a house on rent at Bharat Colony and others joined him in due course. They had also hired the duo from Uttar Pradesh. We need to interrogate them further for more information,” added the district police chief.

Blockade

Around 300 school students blocked the Alipurduar-Falakata state highway at Tapshikhata, on the outskirts of

Alipurduar town, for three hours on Monday noon after a school girl was mowed down by a truck early in the morning.

The blockade was withdrawn after local block officers assured the students of proper traffic vigilance on the road.

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