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Tseminyu, Peren DMs direct licensees to deposit weapons

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By EMN Updated: Mar 19, 2024 8:22 pm

DIMAPUR — Rohit Singh, the district magistrate of Tseminyu, has directed all licenced arms holders in Tseminyu to deposit arms and ammunition in their possession at the nearest police station by March 30.

According to a DIPR report, the arms and ammunition that would be deposited will be released one week after the election results are declared.

He notified that, in light of the upcoming Lok Sabha election, carrying licenced arms may lead to intimidation of electors, a breach of peace and tranquillity, and a disruption of public order within the Tseminyu District, all of which may have an adverse impact on the peaceful, free, and fair conduct of the election.

It stated that the officer in charge of the concerned police station would issue the owner a receipt, keep proper records, and ensure the safe custody of the deposited arms and ammunition. This order is applicable to all persons within Tseminyu district except the armed forces of the union and state, paramilitary forces, police personnel, and other enforcement agencies authorised to carry arms.

“In view of the emergent circumstances, this order is being issued ex-parte and is issued to the public in general,” it said.

The district magistrate has prohibited the carrying of licenced arms and ammunition within Tseminyu, whether in public, during meetings, or otherwise, with immediate effect. Any person or group found to be in violation of this order would be liable to prosecution under the relevant provisions of the law.

Vineet Kumar prohibits carrying arms

The district magistrate of Peren, Vineet Kumar, has, in an order, prohibited the carrying of any kind of arms or ammunition by any person within Peren district.

According to a DIPR report, the order aims to conduct a free, fair, participative, accessible, inclusive, and safe election to the Lok Sabha and is exercised under Section 144 CrPC, 1973.

It stated that all licenced arms, unless exempted under the law, must be deposited at the nearest police station on or before March 30.

He further informed that the order is applicable to all persons within Peren district, except for police personnel, security forces, officials, and personnel involved in law and order duties.

Kumar also stated that, due to the emergent nature of the situation, the order has been issued ex parte and is addressed to the general public. This order takes immediate effect and remains effective until the declaration of results.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 19, 2024 8:22:29 pm
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