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District Magistrate Swetika Sachan Insists on Compulsory Licensing of Arms

District Magistrate Swetika Sachan Insists on Compulsory Licensing of Arms

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Aug 2019 8:21 AM GMT

Our Correspondent

Itanagar: West Siang district magistrate Swetika Sachan on Thursday gave specific direction to obtain license for possessing all air weapons including air rifles and air guns having muzzle energy exceeding 20 joules or 15 ft.lbs or bore exceeding 0.177 or 4.5 mm falling under category III of schedule as per Arms Rule 2016 in accordance with sec-3 of the Arms Act 1959.

The order is issued as public of the district are possessing air rifles and air guns without having valid arm licenses and rampantly using them for hunting animals and birds in the district.

No data of such air rifles and air guns are available with the district administration, official sources informed.

In view of provision of Arms Rule 2016 and Sec-3 of Arms Act 1959, as amended up to date, selling and purchasing of above categories of air rifles and air guns without valid arm license are strictly prohibited and holders of such air rifles and air guns are liable to obtain proper licensing from the competent authority with immediate effect and failing to adhere the order will attract action as per relevant section of law, the sources added.

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