Police bust illegal arms manufacturing unit in West Bengal

The Election Commission has intensified vigilance across West Bengal post Cooch Behar’s violent episode.

The North 24 Parganas district is set to go for polls in the sixth phase of assembly elections in West Bengal on the 22nd of April.


As per a report, just 10 days before polling, the police have recovered bombs, bomb-making equipment, gunpowder and bullets from an illegal arms manufacturing unit in the Madral Joychanditala area of Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district on Saturday.


Further investigations are underway and the police have registered a case under the Explosive Substances Act and Arms Act.


The Election Commission has intensified vigilance across West Bengal especially post Cooch Behar’s violent episode to ensure no untoward incident takes place in the remaining polling season.


The silence period before the day of polling, where politicians are not allowed to campaign in the constituency going to poll, has been increased from 48 hours to 72 hours in the remaining phases.


The voting in the Bhatpara constituency in North 24 Parganas will be held on April 22 post which two more phases of polling will take place in the state before the elections conclude.

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