Kohima, July 6 (DIPR): Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS has issued a notification that license for all categories of arms as prohibited arms/bore can be issued only by the Central Government that requires prior approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Deputy Commissioner also stated that, the issuance of special permit for prohibited arms/bore by the State Government has been discontinued with immediate effect, and all such permit issued till date will stand cancelled. In view of cancellation of special permit the holders of such permit under Kohima District have been directed to surrender their license along with the weapon to the nearest /respective police station within 30 (thirty) days from the date of issue of this notification. The notification further directed the holders to apply for regular license from the Government, which shall be issued only with the approval of the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs.
Also in pursuance of the instruction of the Election Commission of India, the DC informed that all licensed arms holders of Kohima Town area, Kohima Village, Chedema and Chedema Model Village are directed to deposit their arms in nearest police station between July 15 and 22 without fail. This is for strict compliance of all concerned.
Political parties, candidates & party workers notified
The DC has also notified that in view of the bye election to the 10 Northern Angami-1 AC, and in pursuance of the instructions of the Election Commissioner of India has informed to all concerned, particular the political parties, candidates and party workers that cash exceeding Rs. 50,000/- found in a vehicle carrying a candidate, his agent or party workers or carrying posters or election materials or any drugs, Liquor, arms or gift items which are valued at more than Rs. 10.000/- likely to be used for inducement of electors shall be subject to seizure. Members of the public carrying any amount in cash exceeding Rs. 50,000/- should always keep some relevant documents with them which substantiate the source and purpose of the money.