By A Newsman
Kolkata, 22 August: THE CID has found a large cache of explosives and ammunition from a residential building at Litchutala area under Kalyani police station in Nadia district.
Seven people, including the house owner Prashanta Mondal and his brother Fuchu Mondal, have been arrested in the incident.
The seized items include 100 live crude bombs, raw materials for explosives and spares to make firearms. The bombs were defused by the bomb disposal squad on Saturday morning.
According to CID sources, acting on a tip off they had launched a thorough search at Lichutala late on Friday night. After carrying out a search in four houses and a local club, they finally stumbled upon the explosive cache hidden in cement bags at Prashanta Mondal’s house.
Apart from Prashanta and Fuchu, the other four were arrested in subsequent raids in and around the locality. The investigators are trying to find out the motive behind storing such a huge quantity of explosives and arms spares.