One man was arrested and a firearm and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Southern Division, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Barrackpore district last night.
Officers were on mobile patrol in the district around 10:00 pm, on December 12th, when, based on information received, they had cause to proceed to New Colonial Road.
According to police reports, there, they observed a man standing at the side of the road, acting suspiciously.
Upon seeing the officers, the man ran off.
The officers gave chase and apprehended him a short distance away.
A search of the suspect resulted in officers finding one Beretta pistol and four rounds of ammunition in his possession.
The man, a 23-year-old of Location Road, Barrackpore, was arrested in connection with the finds.