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Govt approves amendment for Arms Act
Dimapur, JUL 15 (NPN):
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Published on 16 Jul. 2010 12:25 AM IST
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The Union Cabinet Thursday approved the amendment of provisions under Section 13 of the Arms Act, 1959 for (i) specifying a period of sixty days for the purpose of police report required under sub-section (2) of section 13 of the Act and (ii) deletion of proviso to sub-section (2A) of section 13 of the Act. The cabinet also approved the introduction of the Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2010 in the Parliament.
According to a communiqué issued by PIB, the proposed amendments will thwart chances of issuing arms licences to persons whose antecedents are not bonafide, and ensure receipt of police verification report within a period of sixty days. As per Section 13 (2A), it empowers the licensing authority to grant an arms licence where the report of the police authorities has not been received within the prescribed time.
Considering the importance of the police verification report in the grant of arms licences to any person, it has been decided to delete the proviso to Section 13 (2A) of the Arms Act, 1959 to prevent chances of discretion being used by the licensing authority to issue any arms licence without police verification report.
Further it said the licensing authority will also be obliged to take into consideration the report of the police authorities before grant of an arms licence in each case, with the deletion of the proviso to Section 13 (2A) of the Arms Act, 1959. The issuing authority is required to take a decision whether to grant or refuse to grant licence, based on the report of the police authorities and subject to fulfilment of other conditions stipulated under the Arms Act.

 
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