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Bandipora: Admin asks all gun licence holders to deposit weapon(s) in police stations in 7 days

Bandipora: Admin asks all gun licence holders to deposit weapon(s) in police stations in 7 days



Printing Presses Operators Ordered To Ensure Print-Line In Poll Posters, Allied Material


Srinagar, Mar 17 (GNS): With the announcement of the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections, district administration Bandipora has asked all the civilians and forces personnel (retired & serving), who are in possession of arms and ammunition on a valid arms licence to deposit the same with concerned Police Station within a period of seven days. 


District Election Officer/District Magistrate Bandipora Shakeel-ul-Reman (IAS) also directed all printing presses, operating within territorial jurisdiction of the north Kashmir district, to clearly indicate in the print line the names and addresses of printer and publisher of any election pamphlets or posters.  


“In connection with the subject & reference cited above, I, Shakeel ul Rehman. IAS, District Election Officer/District Magistrate, Bandipora, in exercise of the powers vested in me under Section 144 CrPC read with the instructions contained in para 3.6 of ....communication of Election Commission of India, do hereby order that all the civilians and forces personnel (retired & serving), presently residing within the territorial jurisdiction of the District Bandipora and who are in possession of arms & ammunition on a valid arms licence, shall deposit their arms and ammunition in the concerned Police Station(s) within a period of 07 days from the date of the issue of the order,” reads an order by the DEO/DM, a copy of which lies with GNS.


“Further, in pursuance of instructions contained in .....communication of Election Commission of India, there shall be a complete prohibition on issuance of new arms licence till the culmination of election process.”


Meanwhile, the officer also ordered that all printing presses, operating within territorial jurisdiction of District Bandipora, shall indicate clearly in the print line the names and addresses of printer and publisher of any election pamphlets or posters or such other material printed by them.


“These printing presses shall also send the copies of the printed material (alongwith three extra copies of each such printed material) and the declaration obtained from the publisher as required under Section 127 A(2), to this office, within three days of its printing.”


The administration warned the printing press owners/operators against any violation of the provisions of section 127 A of Representation of People's Act, 1951 and the instructions of Election Commission of India, underling that the same would be viewed “very seriously” which may in appropriate-cases include even the revocation of the licence of the printing press. (GNS)

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