The pistol suspected to have been used in the murder of a sub-inspector of the city police at Garden Reach on February 12 was recovered by officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) close to the site of the crime on Wednesday night.

“We recovered a pistol on Wednesday at around 10-30 p.m. in a building that is under construction on Fatehpur Village Road under the Garden Reach police station, close to Harimohan Ghose College where Sub-Inspector Tapas Chowdhury was shot,” Inspector-General of CID Vineet Goyal told The Hindu .

The CID team launched a search operation in the building that was pointed out to it by the prime accused in the murder.

“Our team raided the building acting on information provided to us by the main accused in this case, Sheik Suhan,” said Mr. Goyal.

“We have sent the country-made gun for forensic tests. Once the report is made available can we be sure whether or not the weapon was the one used in the killing,” he added.