Air gun confiscated in Bangalore airport

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Air gun confiscated in Bangalore airport

Post by nikhilrj » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:54 pm

I ordered a 0.22 air pistol through India mart. The sender shipped it through DTDC from Delhi ( tracking no Z80444068). The air gun was sent on 8th of December. But did not had any further updates. So I contacted the DTDC customer care and they told me, your shipment hasn't passed the Bangalore Airport. I contacted the sender and he went to the DTDC office from where it was sent and they showed him the photos of the gun which was confiscated by the airport officials and also told him they are going to file a case against him for sending air rifles, they told him they were fined 25,000 rupees by airport. Is there any way to retrieve my gun from the airport? Will I be facing any issues from the Airport officials or from the police?

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Re: Air gun confiscated in Bangalore airport

Post by mundaire » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:44 am

Since Central Government notification No. G.S.R 991 dated 13-7-1962 is still in force, they should not have confiscated the air pistol. Send them a legal notice for the same.

Please see viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2335#p50363 for more on the contents of the above notification. Also, quoted below for easy reference:-

Schedule II

Arms & Ammunition
(3) Air guns, air rifles and air pistols which satisfy the following test, namely that - the projectiles discharged from such guns or pistols do not perforate a target 12 inches square formed by deal-wood boards of even grain, free from knots, planed on both sides and of thickness of 1/2" and 1" for air pistols and air guns/ rifles respectively:
Provided that in making and estimating the test the following conditions shall be observed, namely:-

(a) the weapon shall be held horizontally with the muzzle at a distance of five feet from the target,

(b) the test shall be repeated twenty times for each class of projectiles which can be discharged from the weapon; and

(c) perforation shall be deemed to be effected-
(i) in a case where the projectile is a dart, if the point of the dart pierces the back of the target, and
(ii) in any other case if the projectile passes completely through the back of the target.

Provisions of the Act (which the above are exempted from) : All; provided that the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, retain all or any of the provisions of the Act in respect of air pistols or of any class thereof in the case of any class of persons or of any specified area.
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