Baruipur: Five people were arrested with arms and ammunition in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Friday.

Acting on a tip-off, a raid was conducted at Taldi's Biswaspara Choumatha in Canning police station area on Thursday night and the five people were caught, they said.

An improvised firearm, one 8 mm cartridge, one 7mm cartridge, a crowbar, a hacksaw and three lock-breaking equipment were seized from them.

It is suspected that they had gathered to commit robbery, police said.

In another incident, a man was arrested in Bharatgarh in Basanti police station area with arms.

A few men had gathered in the area with arms and ammunition. On seeing the police, they fled but one of them got caught.—PTI



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