Chapainawabganj, October 24: Police on Monday recovered as many as 22 pistols after conducting a raid into a house in Chapainawabganj town.
Besides, 45 magazines and 136 rounds of bullet were also recovered from there.
The arms and ammunition were recovered after conducting a raid into the house at Sankarbati area in the town at about 3:00pm.
Police said a person built a ‘goat rearing farm’ at the house owned by an army man.
Being tipped off, a police team led by Chapainawabganj Police Station officer-in-charge Mazharul Islam conducted a raid into the house and recovered the arms and ammunition kept inside a large sack from beneath a cot.
However, none was present at the spot at that time.
Police are yet to be confirmed about who the person was rented the house.
Police super BM Muzahidul Islam said they were staying near the house after receiving information that a consignment of arms and ammunition was going outside from the district. Since no one went the house till late in the morning, police entered the farm and recovered the arms and ammunition.
However, the mother of the army man was detained and taken to the local police station.
The incidents of recovery of arms in the district frequently taken place in the district under the Rajshahi division and adjacent to India. The arms which are smuggled into Bangladesh from India are sent to different districts of the country. Sometimes police seize the consignments, but the incident of recovery of so many arms has not taken place ever before.
Chapainawabganj police super told newsbangladesh.com that police were trying to know where the arms were brought from and where those were being taken to.
Recently killed militant organisation Neo Jamaatul Mujahedin Bangladesh (JMB) chief Sarwar Jahan hails from the Chapainawabganj district. However, police are yet to get information about any relation between the recovery of arms and recent militant activities.