Three human skeletons and firearms recovered in Bengal

May 18th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Three skeletons, allegedly of CPI-M cadres, were recovered in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district while firearms and ammunition were also seized from different parts of the state, police said Wednesday.

“Local people in Kankabati village in West Midnapore district started digging up a place near Kankabati river bank and three human skeletons buried under the soil were found,” said Superintendent of Jhargram Police district Praveen Tripathi.

“We have recovered the human skeletons and an investigation has been initiated into the matter,” Tripathi told IANS over phone.

As the place from where the skeletons were recovered was near a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) office in Kankabati village near Kotwali police station area, local people alleged that the bodies were of the hired party cadres, who became victims of Maoists attacks.

The hired CPI-M cadres killed in encounters with Maoists were buried in that area, alleged the villagers.

Meanwhile, 12 firearms have been recovered from Salboni and Kotwali police station areas of the district, said Tripathi.

Tripathi said: “Nowadays the local people are cooperating with us and we are getting more information regarding stockpiling of firearms and ammunitions in the district. In many cases firearms are being recovered from ponds, wells and abandoned places in forest and in few cases from the houses of some political leaders.”

Besides this, arms were recovered from Bankura district also.

“Acting on specific information, we conducted raids at Rajghata forest area near Ranibandh and seized five crude arms and 30 rounds of ammunitions,” Bankura Police Superintendent Pranav Kumar told IANS.

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