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Service weapons of Police Officers, Forest Officers etc.

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Service weapons of Police Officers, Forest Officers etc.

Postby OneWildlifer » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:42 am

For curiosities sake; What is the legal basis under which a Police or Forest officer obtains a weapon when s/he takes charge of some place,. The weapon is mostly PB, even without a license in their name



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Re: Service weapons of Police Officers, Forest Officers etc.

Postby mundaire » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:13 pm

Read Section 45 sub-section (b) of the Arms Act 1959:-

45. Act not to apply in certain cases.
Nothing in this Act shall apply to---
(b) acquisition, possession or carrying, the manufacture, repair, conversion, test or proof, the sale or transfer or the import, export or transport of arms or ammunition---
i. by or under orders of the Central Government, or
ii. by a public servant in the course of his duty as such public servant, or
iii. by a member of the National Cadet Corps raised and maintained under the National Cadet Corps Act, 1948 (31 of 1948.), or by any officer or enrolled person of the Territorial Army raised and maintained under the Territorial Army Act, 1948 (56 of 1948.) or by any member of any other forces raised and maintained or that may hereafter be raised and maintained under any Central Act, or by any member of such other forces as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify, in the course of his duty as such member, officer or enrolled person;


It would be silly for the Government to extended the restrictions (of an Act designed to disarm citizens) to themselves/ their agents, right? :)

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