May 11, 2021

Local BJP leader arrested in Basirhat with illegal firearms

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Basirhat, Aug. 22: Bapin Das, a leader of local BJP cell, has been arrested by police on Friday late night from Gharibaria area. Police have recovered an illegal pistol and 4 live cartridges from his possession.
Basirhat Police under the leadership of Avijit Sinha Mahaptra, the SDPO Basirhat and IC Basirhat Surendra Kumar Singh nabbed Bapin with illegal firearms. Bapin was arrested for his multiple criminal activities including threatening public, anti-social activities, arms-trafficking and storing of illegal fire-weapons.

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Police is finding links with Bapin and inter-state and inter-country weapons smuggling rackets. The arrested leader is produced to the court on Saturday. Abinash Nath, the councilor of ward 13 of Basirhat Municipality demanded a strong inquiry to bust the racket.