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Trimool leader sent to custody

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, Feb 1: A Trimool Congress leader, who was arrested for trying to board a Cheni-bound flight at the airport here with an unlicensed revolver and three rounds of cartridges, was on Monday sent to a day’s police custody by a court. ren Chakraborty, a senior Trimool leader of Burdwan district, was arrested under the Arms Act on Sunday evening after he was caught by personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) posted at the check-in point of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Intertiol Airport. Chakraborty, also a top functiory of the Burdwan zila parishad, was allegedly found carrying the revolver and the cartridges, and could not show any valid licences. He was later handed over to the airport police station. Chakraborty was on Monday presented before a lower court, with the prosecution praying for a three-day police remand to check how he procured the gun and the ammunition. On the other hand, the defence counsel claimed that Chakraborty was framed by unscrupulous people who “planted” the revolver and the ammunition in his bag. “We asked for three days of police custody. (IANS)

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