Chandigarh, March 12:- The District Magistrate, UT, Chandigarh has prohibited to carry fire arms and lathis in the Union Territory,Chandigarh.
The decision has been taken as carrying of small weapons openly tucked-in in the waist-belt for show off and intimidation and carrying of lathis and weapons openly by the licence holders could create panic in the public. The order has come into force with effect from the zero hour on March 13, 2008 and would be applicable till May 11, 2008.
Breach of the order would be punishable under the provisions of Indian Penal Code. However, the order shall not apply to police or military or para-military personnel and other Government Servant if called upon to carry fire arms and lathis in connection with their official duties. The order shall also not be applicable to others who are specially permitted by a written order for carrying the weapon(s) on the body after assessment of threat perception to the life or property.