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Weapons, bombs, gold seized in Bengal


Kolkata, March 22:

A total of 392 illegal weapons, 686 rounds of ammunition and 1,882 bombs have been seized by police in West Bengal, while three kg gold was confiscated from the airport here, an Election Commission official said here Saturday.

As many as 294 flying squads and static teams have been deployed for expenditure monitoring.

“At inter-district borders, vulnerable points and inter-state borders, 427 check-posts have been established. The number will be increased in the coming days,” said chief electoral officer Sunil Gupta.

Police have seized illicit liquor estimated at Rs.1.86 lakh while the excise department has apprehended liquor valued at Rs.1.11 lakh.

“Five cases have been filed over seizure of illegal or unaccounted cash amounting to Rs.95.84 lakh. On Saturday, three kg gold was seized from the airport, worth Rs.91.5 lakh,” said Gupta.

Expenditure observers will be deployed in all the 42 constituencies while eight police observers will start arriving April 5.

Meanwhile, 11 candidates have filed their nominations for the four constituencies of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar after the nomination process began Wednesday.