Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has given instructions to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the use of weapons and the issuance of weapons licences.
New Delhi,UPDATED: 13 Nov 2022 16:39 IST
Prime Minister Bhagwant Mann has made a large number of significant changes regarding the use of weapons and the issuance of weapons licences. (File photo)
By Pankaj Jain: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has issued a new set of instructions to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the use of weapons and the issuance of weapons licences.
Under the instructions of the Prime Minister’s Office, all gun licenses issued to date will be reviewed in the next three months.
No new firearms license will be issued unless the deputy commissioner is personally satisfied that there are exceptional grounds for a person to retain arms, the order said.
The state government has also “strongly prohibited” the public display of weapons (including display on social media). In fact, in the coming days, there will be a random check in various areas and strict action will be taken against the violators.
Songs that glorify weapons or violence are now strictly prohibited in the border state. Strict measures will be taken and FIRs will be registered against people inciting hate against any community.
The hasty or careless use of weapons or the firing of weapons that endanger human life or the personal safety of others will be criminalized and an FIR will be registered against the offender.
The move comes after a spate of murders were reported in Punjab following the sensational murder of singer Sidhu Moosewala, and mobsters like Canada-based Goldy Brar began to take responsibility for the killings on social media, justifying the acts as “revenge killings.” ‘.
A cloth merchant was shot in his shop by two people in Punjab’s Taran Tarn by two assailants for refusing to pay protection money.
Recently, Shiv Sena (Taksali) leader Sudhir Suri was shot dead while performing a dharna in front of a temple in Amritsar in Punjab.
A follower of Dera Sacha Sauda, who was also an accused in the 2015 Bargari violation cases and was currently out on bail, was gunned down Thursday by six assailants in Punjab’s Faridkot district, despite the Punjab police arresting him. security personnel had been assigned for his safety. . Canada-based mobster Goldy Brar claimed responsibility for the murder via a social media post.