Haflong: The district magistrate of Dima Hasao, as per directives from the government of Assam, Home (C) department, has issued an instruction for the implementation of the recent Arms Amendment Act, 2019 which had come into force from December 14, 2019.
As per the recent Arms Amendment Act, 2019 issued by the Govt of India only two firearms are to be kept by one licensee in place of existing three and those who have more than two firearms on their weapons licenses, may deposit the additional one with the nearest police station within a year. The licensing authority will thereafter erase the third weapon within one month of the deposit.
Further there has also been amendment on renewal tenure which will be for five years in place of the existing three years. Conversion of any imitation fire arm into a fire arm has been notified as offence. Sentences and fines relating to violation for various offences have also been enhanced according to the new amendment act.