Kohima district administration has banned carrying of licensed weapons in the district. The Kohima deputy commissioner Rajesh Soundararajan has issued an order in this regard following the election commission of India’s guidelines in view of the Assembly elections.
The ban has been imposed under section 144(A) of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973.
Carrying of licensed arms for the purpose of verification at the nearest police station or deposit of the same and for uploading in the NDAL database has, however, been exempted from the purview of the order. This order comes into force with immediate effect till the completion of the election.
The word “arms” shall have the meaning assigned to it in section 153AA of Indian Penal Code, 1860, the order said.
The DC has also directed all arms license holders under Kohima district to produce their arms license for verification at the nearest police station on or before February 3, 2018 in view of the forthcoming election.
Failing to produce the license for verification within the stipulated time will result in cancellation of license as per appropriate section of law and impounding of arms and penal action will be initiated against the defaulting person, the DC said in another order.