Police, on 6 November, arrested three people for possessing 200 detonators and 230 cartridge shells at Pradhan Nagar in Siliguri.
The three were residents of Nepal and staying in Assam More area under Pradhannagar police station limits for last six months, Commissioner of Police, Siliguri, C S Lepcha said.
They were picked up following a tip-off and police were trying to ascertain why so many detonators were stockpiled at their rented accommodation.
Pradhan Nagar (Siliguri, West Bengal) police seizes 609 gelatin sticks, 200 detonators & 630 metre cordex wire. Three arrested. pic.twitter.com/8QBPn7o8Mu— ANI (@ANI_news) November 6, 2016
Police also seized several metres of wires from them.
The three earlier lived in neighbouring Assam's Silchar and told the sleuths they had worked in a mine there (in Silchar).
They were identified as Krishnaprasad Adhikary, 50, and a couple - Puja Limbu and Dawang Shering Bhutia, 40.