Patiala district administration suspends 274 arm licenses
Patiala, November 19
The Patiala district administration has suspended 274 arms licenses after the Punjab authorities ordered a evaluate of arms licenses throughout the subsequent three months and banned public show of firearms and songs allegedly selling gun tradition.
Patiala Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sawhney on Saturday stated the motion was taken for having greater than two weapons per license. Present trigger notices have additionally been issued, asking the holders of arms licenses why these shouldn’t be cancelled, she stated.
Two weapons are allowed on one arms license.
The Deputy Commissioner additional knowledgeable that arms licenses of all those that have been certain down beneath Part 107/110 of the CRPC are additionally being suspended for the interval of the bond as per part 9 of the Arms Act.
She additional stated the district Justice of the Peace workplace has additionally shared an inventory of round 30,000 arms licenses with the police division for verification of any legal misconduct.
The Punjab authorities on November 13 banned the general public show of firearms, together with on social media, and songs allegedly selling gun tradition and violence, because it tightened laws after going through flak from the Opposition over the legislation and order scenario.
The state authorities additionally directed a evaluate of arms licences throughout the subsequent three months, with no new licence to be issued in the course of the interval, and shock checks, in response to an official order.
A whole ban must be imposed on carrying and displaying weapons at public gatherings, non secular locations, marriage ceremony ceremonies and different occasions, the order stated.
Instructions had been additionally issued for registration of an FIR in opposition to these indulging in hate speech in opposition to any neighborhood, the order stated.
The Bhagwant Mann authorities has been beneath fireplace from opposition events — the Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP — for the alleged deteriorating legislation and order scenario after a string of sensational killings. (With PTI inputs)