Tension reigned supreme at the regulated market in Siliguri after someone fired a shot in the air from a double-barreled gun in the wee hours on Thursday.
The Siliguri Metropolitan Police (SMP) on Friday arrested four persons in this connection. According to sources, the four persons were eating at a ‘Dhaba’ (restaurant) near the market in the wee hours on Thursday, when someone inquired if the gun they had been carrying was original.
The sources said one of the four persons shot in the air to prove it that it was an original one. The four persons have been identified as Amar Kumar, a resident of Kasba in Purnia in Bihar, Kartick Kumar and Jiaul Haque, both residents of Maghaltuli in Purnia District, and Aswini Ray, a resident of Gadanameshpur Nagar in Purnia, police said.
“We have arrested four persons and seized a double barrel gun, six bullets and one vehicle bearing the registration number of Bihar from their possession. Police are investigating the matter,” SMP commissioner Sunil Kumar Choudhary said. The police are yet to ascertain where the accused had been headed for and why they were carrying the gun.