SONAMURA (TRIPURA), Jan 28 - Border Security Force (BSF) personnel seized a pistol, live cartridges and drugs from the house of a BJP worker at Tarapur village near Indo-Bangladesh border.
Tarapur in Sipahijala district falls under Dhanpur constituency from where state Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has won four times in a row since 1998 and would also contest from there this time too. Election for the 60-member Tripura Assembly would be held on February 18.
Acting on a tip-off, BSF personnel raided the house of BJP worker Abdur Rahaman early in the morning and recovered a 9 mm pistol with nine live cartridges, 270 bottles of cough syrup and 450 tablets, both used as intoxicants, BSF Commandant Ganesh Kumar said.
Besides, Rs 2.10 lakh and Bangladeshi Taka 10,402 were also seized from the house of Rahaman, who was later handed over to the police. � PTI