• Short Summary

    Bangladesh authorities have begun a clamp-down on the thousands of rifles and revolvers in unauthorised hands throughout the country, following an increase in the incidence of armed robbery.

  • Description

    Bangladesh authorities have begun a clamp-down on the thousands of rifles and revolvers in unauthorised hands throughout the country, following an increase in the incidence of armed robbery.

    Many of the weapons were abandoned during fighting with Pakistan troops last year.

    In a raid on one area of the capital of Dacca, police discovered a sack containing two pistols.

    The intensified drive on unauthorised weapons comes shortly after the deadline for an arms amnesty.

    Authorities claim some of the illegal weapons have fallen into the hands of what they call "liberation fighters" with whom police have clashed on several occasions.

    SYNOPSIS: In the Bangladesh capital of Dacca, armed police search for illegal arms hidden away since the fighting with Pakistan troops last year. The authorities have clamped-down on the thousands of rifles and revolvers that were scattered around the country after the fighting was over. Many of them are now being used in an upsurge of armed robbery in cities and country towns.

    A cache of two pistols in a sack is discovered by police....only a small find, but it means two fewer weapons in the hands of unauthorised people. Some of the illegal weapons have fallen into the hands of what police call "liberation fighters" with whom they have clashed on several occasions.

    The intensified drive on unauthorised weapons comes shortly after the deadline for an arms amnesty. A total of forty-thousand weapons and five million rounds of ammunition were turned in by the public during the amnesty. But despite this huge quantity of arms, the Government still faces a difficult task in tracking down the thousands of weapons it believes are still distributed around the country.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABXFU7J3FJR3CICBW4R3OV6AWX
    Media URN:
    VLVABXFU7J3FJR3CICBW4R3OV6AWX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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