Uttarakhand

Certificate of mental health will now have to be given for arms license

Implemented in Haridwar district, the process of making weapons became more difficult

Haridwar. The process of making arms license has been made more difficult. The arms taker will now have to give a certificate of mental health, only after that the arms license will be issued from the DM office. Till now, general medical certificate including eye test was taken for the license.
Licensed weapons are attached to the status symbol. Many people use it wrongly. Many people have lost their lives in harsh firing. Being mentally unwell also takes his own life or kills others. In view of this, the report of a psychiatrist has been made mandatory in the license application.
District Magistrate Haridwar Dhiraj Singh Garbyal said that in view of several incidents that happened in the past, a new condition has been added to the application for the license of the firearm

who can take arms license?
According to the Arms Act 1959 (Arms Act 1959), any person who is a citizen of India and his age is 21 years or more can apply for a licence. The applicant should neither have any criminal case registered nor any criminal record. Along with this, it is also necessary to be physically and mentally healthy.

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Where do you get arms license?
For arms license, one has to apply in the Arms License Department of the concerned District Magistrate or Commissioner’s Office. After the application, its copy is sent to the SSP or Police Commissionerate office of the concerned district and from here the copy goes to the concerned police station. Along with this, the District Crime Records Bureau is also sent. so that it can be ascertained whether there is any FIR or criminal history on the concerned applicant.
What information has to be given in the application?
In the application, it has to be clearly stated that why do you need an arms license? Who is in danger of life and why. In the application form, it is also to be told that which type of arms license is wanted. Along with this, documents like address proof, identity card, age certificate, character certificate, income certificate, medical certificate are also to be submitted.
License is given only on the basis of police report.
The DM or the concerned officer issues the license only on the basis of the police report. After approval, the license fee has to be deposited, which varies from state to state. Weapons can be purchased after the license is issued. After this again the district administration matches the license and weapon and enters it in its records. License renewal also has to be done every 3 years.
bullets have to be accounted for
Along with the license, a complete account of the bullets also has to be kept. The administration sets a quota and can keep as many bullets. While buying the pill, you have to give full account of where it was spent.
When can arms license be cancelled?
The District Administration or the competent authority also has the right to cancel the license. According to the Arms Act, the license can be canceled in the event of intimidation, hunting or entertainment, joy firing, showing status and inappropriate use. Apart from this, due to the fear of election or public order, the administration can also get weapons deposited

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