Vigilance books district admins for fraudulent gun licenses

Vigilance books district admins for fraudulent gun licenses
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Jammu: Vigilance Organization, Jammu has registered a case against the various district authorities for malpractices and irregularities in issuing arms licenses.
The case comes after the state Home department forwarded a report to the Vigilance about thousands of gun licences issued by the deputy commissioners of various districts during 2012 to 2016.
The report said that authorities of the districts were involved in malpractices in issuance of Arms Licenses in lieu of monetary considerations.
A vigilance statement said that, prima facie, the officials were found to have fraudulently issued gun licenses, raising serious security concerns.
“The licensing authorities have brazenly flouted the norms, procedure and rules governing the subject in lieu of monetary considerations by abuse of their official position as public servants which in turn discloses commission of criminal misconduct by them u/s 5 (2) PC Act Samvat 2006 read with section 3/25 Arms Act 1962. Accordingly, case FIR No. 11/2018 under the relevant sections was registered in P/S VOJ for through investigation,” the Vigilance statement said.