Deposit fire arms, says Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat

The order, which is in the interest of public peace and tranquility, stipulates that all holders of arms licences residing in Rachakonda

By Author  |  Published: 15th Mar 2019  1:15 am
Rachakonda CP Mahesh M Bhagwat.

Hyderabad: In view of the Lok Sabha elections, Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat on Thursday issued an order asking all firearm licence holders to deposit their weapons with the police.

The order, which is in the interest of public peace and tranquility, stipulates that all holders of arms licences residing in Rachakonda, except those persons who are exempted and working on guard duty on the premises of nationalised banks, public sector undertakings, sportspersons and security personnel, have to deposit their weapons with the police stations or authorised arms dealers.

The weapons should be deposited immediately before March 20, failing which action would be initiated by confiscating the weapons and also prosecuting them as per law, Bhagwat said in the order, adding that the deposited weapons could be taken back a week after election results.