Prime accused in Sakyong arms haul arrested

April 27, 2018

Kalimpong, 26 Apr:

Royal Rai (32), of Sakyong, Pedong, wanted in an arms case for a long time, was arrested from Sakyong by the Kalimpong Police today. This, in continuation of the frequent police raids in the area since the 2017 agitation.

The accused is wanted in connection with the recovery of four 12mm weapons, 1 country-made gun, 400 gms of gel used for explosives along with an electronic detonator, khukuris and other equipment on 13 October 2017 in the area.

He has been booked under Explosive Substance Act, Arms Act and UAPA.

Several other suspects were assumed to have been involved in the case with Royal Rai as the prime suspect who had been absconding since the raid.

The accused was forwarded to Kalimpong District Court today and sent to 10 days police remand.

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