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Two arrested from Maoist-affected Purulia


Two persons, including a 27-year-old woman, have been arrested for illegal possession of arms from West Bengal’s Maoist-affected Purulia district, police said on Saturday.

The accused, Kabita Ghorui and Panchanan Mahato, were apprehended on Friday with two small arms and ammunition near Hanumata Bridge on Tata-Purulia Main Road in Balarampur in Purulia district.

"On the basis of credible source information we arrested the two accused and a case has been initiated under section 25 (1)(a)/27 Arms Act 1959," police said.

Kabita Ghorui alias Kalpana alias Sarala was also involved in earlier cases in Balarampur in 2011 and 2012 under IPC and Arms Act, the police said.