26 - 05 - 2019

Arm holders told to surrender weapons

Agartala, March 13,2019:  The district administration has asked all licensed gun owners to deposit their    firearms with the police ahead of the election of  two parliamentary seat on April 11 and 18.

A notification in this regard was issued by DM & Collector of West Tripura today directing to submit all kind of firearms by March 22.  This would be kept safe till the completion of the elections.   

However, security guards involved in escorting vehicles carrying cash to banks and ATMs have been exempted from the order.     

The election code of conducts mandates arms license holders to deposit  their weapons at the police station. Stern action would be taken against those who violate the rule, state the press release.     

Source in secretariat said the Home Department has already compiled a database of arms licence holders in the State. This was done in accordance with directive from the Centre to prepare nationwide catalogue of arms licence holders.