Kolkata Police’s Special Task Force (STF) seized huge quantities of money and illegal firearms in two separate incidents on Monday.
In one incident, appearing on a tip-off, the police raided a home on Eliot Road in south Kolkata and seized money amounting Rs 1.6 crore. Gold ornaments, two laptops and two smartphones had been additionally seized.
“The prime suspect, Md Emraan, was not present in the house. Family members could not provide any satisfactory answer as to why Emraan had stored such a huge amount of cash in his house,” mentioned a senior STF official.
A search has been initiated to nab the accused and investigation is on to establish why did he retailer the money in his home.
In one other incident, two illegal firearms-dealer had been arrested from Strand Road in central Kolkata, police mentioned. The accused have been recognized as Sujato Goswami and Md Sahid. Both are residents of Hooghly district close to Kolkata.
“Eight improvised firearms were seized. The duo was produced in a court on Tuesday. They have been sent to police custody. Further investigation is going on,” mentioned a senior official of the STF.
The incident has raised eyebrows because the festive season is occurring and the 2021 meeting election can also be approaching.