Deposit licensed guns within 5 days

Authorities in Ganderbal have asked all licensed gun holders in the district to deposit their weapons with their concerned police stations within five days in the wake of the parliamentary elections announced on Sunday.

An official said that the orders have been issued to ensure free and fair elections.

“In order to ensure free, fair and transparent elections, it is hereby ordered that all the civilian Arms license holders, ex armed force personnel in Ganderbal district have to deposit their weapons in the nearest police stations by 15th March,” reads an order issued by district magistrate Ganderbal, Hashmat Ali khan.

Senior superintendent of police for Ganderbal shall ensure compliance of the order through concerned Station House Officers, the order says.