Howrah: Huge catch of Arms and bundles of Aadhar card were recovered from Howrah station on Saturday morning. The seized consignment includes 18 improvised 9 mm pistols, which are normally used by dacoits active in the south Bengal districts.
During a routine security check on Saturday morning, the RPF personnel spotted an unclaimed plastic sack on platform number 8. The platform is used mainly for departure and arrival of long-distance trains. They untied the sack only to find the firearms in it.
RPF suspects that the arms consignment had been smuggled in from Bihar or Jharkhand. But finding the security arrangement tight, the smugglers abandoned the sack on the platform.
Both Howrah station authorities and RPF officers are scanning the CCTV camera footage from platform 8 and other parts of the station for clues to the miscreants who smuggled in the firearms consignment.