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Police has finally become tough to crack down on the increasing gun culture in Punjab. Along with the review of Aslah license holders, there will now be quarterly inspection of all gun houses. During this, the police will keep an eye on everything from the stock of the gun house to everything else. Orders in this regard have been given by DGP Gaurav Yadav.
The responsibility of this work has been given to IGs, DIGs, CPs and SSPs of all ranges. He said that two per cent of the total population of the country lives in the state, whereas if we talk about licensed arms, it is about ten per cent. There are about four lakh weapons. There are about 13 gun licenses for every thousand persons in the state.
In states like UP, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, illegal weapons are also coming to Punjab in large numbers from international and international borders, but ammunition is bought from local gun houses. The DGP said that there is an urgent need to implement the basic police practice of checking gun houses by gazetted police officers.
For this, they have been empowered under the rules, so that they can check on the stock and prevent pilferage of ammunition. Remember, Hindu leader Sudhir Suri who was protesting in Amritsar was killed a few days ago. The murder was committed with a licensed weapon. After this such cases were increasing after which orders have been given in this regard.
Earlier CM had taken these steps
Earlier, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had ordered to review the existing arms licenses in the state. Apart from this, he had said in his order that if a license has been issued to any anti-social element, it should be canceled immediately. Normally no new license should be issued in the coming three months. Along with this, the license should be issued to him, which is really very important. The government had also banned the uploading of photographs of arms and ammunition on social media platforms.