Order Under Section 144 Cr.P.C
Chandigarh, 7th May 2019: It has been made to appear to Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, District Magistrate, Chandigarh that there is possibility of law and order violation, security threats and misuse of arms weapons by anti social elements and others, which can create public nuisance and as such there is very high apprehension of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility besides danger to human lives and safety by the display of weapons during the General Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
And whereas, Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, District Magistrate, Chandigarh, in view of request made by SSP, U.T., Chandigarh and guidelines issued by the Election Commission is of the opinion that carrying or possessing of all kind of fire arms and ammunition within the Union Territory, Chandigarh may cause obstruction, annoyance to persons lawfully employed or may disturb public peace and tranquility and may also cause riots and affray and that immediate action is necessary for the prevention of the same.
Now therefore, Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, District Magistrate, herby prohibit as measures of emergency to the public generally, or any member thereof from carrying or possessing of all kinds of fire arms and ammunitions within the limits of U.T., Chandigarh and also direct to all the arms license holders within the U.T., Chandigarh to deposit their arms and ammunitions to the nearest Police Station, immediately.
Provided that the above order shall not apply to:-
- Police or military or paramilitary personnel and other Govt. servant if called upon to carry fire arms in connection with their duties subject to the following conditions:
a. The police/military/paramilitary personnel shall be in their service uniform.
b. That the exemption is applicable in relation to the above said personnel only when they are on official duty.
2. Fire arms and ammunitions exempted by Election Commission of lndia or all the license holders exempted by the Screening Committee constituted as per the instruction No.464/INST/2009/EPS dated 01.09,2009 of the Election Commission of India, and headed by Additional District Magistrate. Any person not wanting to deposit a weapon would be free to represent to the Screening Committee.
This order shall come into force from zero hours shall be effective for a period of 21 days up to and including 27/05.2019.