DC Kiphire C.M Tsanglao has prohibited carrying of firearms licensed or otherwise with immediate effect till further order.
DC in an order informed that in view of the serious law and order situation prevailing in the district, carrying of firearms by public was likely to create undesirable situation. All licensed arms holders of any caliber have been directed to deposit arms at the following administration Hq/Police Stations by August 22.
Pungro circle and Khongsa circle at SDO (C) Pungro office; Kiusam circle at SDO (C) Pungro office/Kiphire Police Station; Seyochung Circle at SDO (C) Seyochung office; Amahator circle, Longmatra circle, Kiphire Sadar, Sitimi circle and Kiphire Town at Kiphire Police Station. DC further notified that failure to comply with the order would invite action to the extent of cancellation of arms license.