Crackdown on Gun Culture In Punjab Continues as State Cancels 813 Arms Licences

PUNJAB: In a major action against the so-called ‘gun culture’ in Punjab, the Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab government today cancelled the licences of 813 guns in the state.

The state government said certain rules have to be followed to keep guns, adding there is now a ban on carrying and displaying weapons in public functions, religious places, marriage ceremonies or any other events in Punjab. Reports reveal police will also conduct random checking of different areas in the coming days and there will be a complete ban on the glorification of violence and weapons, the ruling AAP government said.

Among the licences cancelled, 87 were from Ludhiana Rural, 48 from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, 10 from Gurdaspur, 84 from Faridkot, 199 from Pathankot, 47 from Hoshiapur, 6 from Kapurthala, 235 from SAS Kasba, and 16 from Sangrur. Arms licences of 27 people of Amritsar Commissionerate and 11 licences of Jalandhar Commissionerate and many other districts have also been cancelled.

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