Kolkata, June 12: Nine miscreants of a gang were arrested from West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district and a huge cache of arms and ammunition seized from them, police said on Monday.
"Nine people were arrested from South 24 Parganas district's Mandir Bazar area on Sunday evening. The miscreants gathered at the spot with the motive of robbery in the nearby Ilambarpur market," an officer posted in Mandir Bazar police station said.
"A one shutter gun, a five round revolver, a number of crude bombs and several rounds of ammunition have been seized from them. The crude bombs have been successfully disposed of," he added.
According to police, the miscreants were earlier convicted in various cases of robbery in and around the district.
"The nine miscreants have been slapped with charges of making preparation to commit dacoity (IPC 399), assembling for committing dacoity (IPC 402) and various sections of the Arms Act. They would be produced in the Diamond Harbour Court later on Monday," the officer added.