Ban on sale and purchase of sharp edged weapons in Srinagar, will have to deposit -aabtak24


Jammu-Kashmir: Following a rise in stabbing incidents in several areas of Srinagar, authorities on Friday ordered a ban on the sale and purchase of sharp-edged weapons in public places across the district. The district administration has ordered the J&K Police to take necessary action, while all the vendors will be reported to the nearest police stations within the next 72 hours. "Weapon" has been asked to submit. 

There have been eight incidents of knife-wielding in Srinagar city in the last three months, in which three people died, while five others were injured. Incidents were reported from Qamarwari, Bemina, Kralpora, Batamalu, Nowhatta, Kothibagh and Rambagh during the last 3 months. The latest incident took place on Thursday in Idgah area of ​​Srinagar.

Surrender will have to be done at the police station
The order said, "Any person who is in possession of sharp edged weapons shall surrender at the nearest police station within the next 72 hours, following which such weapons shall be confiscated by the Srinagar Police and appropriate action under law shall be initiated. Any violation of this order will be strictly dealt with and appropriate legal action will be taken as per section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.” 

According to an order issued from the District Magistrate Srinagar, the sale of sharp edged weapons which have been banned includes any article or instrument having a blade, edge or point capable of causing injury or harm to persons, but is not limited to knives, swords. Also includes dagger, box cutter, and razor. 

Several incidents of attack with sharp edged weapons have come to light 
The order states that this step has been taken following the report of the Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar that during the last few months There have been several incidents of stabbing and attacks with sharp weapons in Srinagar.

The order states that the safety and security of the public is of paramount importance and incidents involving the use of sharp edged weapons in public places pose a significant threat to the life and safety of citizens. 

Possession of sharp edged weapons for any purpose other than domestic, agricultural, scientific and industrial purposes, the blade of which is more than 09 inches long or the blade of which is more than 02 inches wide, a cognizable offense under the Arms Act 1959 is.

Now, therefore, I, the District Magistrate, Srinagar, hereby ban the sale, purchase and carrying of sharp edged weapons in public places in Srinagar with immediate effect."It added that the ban would apply to commercial establishments engaged in the sale and purchase of such weapons. 

It states that the ban will apply to all persons except law enforcement agencies and persons carrying such weapons for legitimate professional purposes (such as butchers, carpenters, electricians, cooks, etc.).

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