20 - 09 - 2019

Arm smugglers arrested with 5 sophisticated pistols from train

Agartala, May 29,2019: Five pistols  along with ammunition  and three arms smugglers including a woman were arrested while coming from Dharmanagar towards Agartala on Wednesday morning.

Sources in police said intelligence inputs, a contingent of Railway Protection Force (RPF) detained a woman Shaila Rani Chakma of Thirthamukh area under Natunbazar police station from Deogarh Express  in between Dharmanagar to Ambassa stations.

In the course of search operation, RPF recovered five sophisticated pistols with ammunition from her possession. RPF authorities also learnt that the consignment of arms was supposed to be delivered at Agartala railway station on Wednesday morning by the detained arms carrier to other arms smugglers.

With the inputs of detained arms carrier Shaila Rani Chakma, RPF jawans set a trap at Agartala station and when the local train reached at Agartala station, jawans noticed that two arms smugglers were waiting at a platform to receive the consignment. After establishment of their identities, immediately RPF jawans detained two arms smugglers namely Laurence Debbarma of Gholaghati and Dilip Debbarma of Takharjala police station under Sepahijala district.

Later, authorities of RPF of post Agartala handed over all seized arms, ammunition and three detained smugglers to the authorities of GRP, Agartala station.