SP South holds meet with Gun Manufacturers Association

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 21: Superinte-ndent of Police (SP) South Sandeep Choudhary held a meeting with the representatives of Gun Manufacturers Association, Jammu to make them aware about the safety and security protocols to be followed by the gun manufacturing units in Jammu city South area.
The main agenda of the meeting was to convey to the factory owners the importance of understanding the Indian Arms Rules, 2016. Nineteen representatives of the Association participated in the meeting.
Choudhary emphasized on the point that it is compulsory for a gun factory owner to have a proper background check of his employees. Any kind of carelessness in this regard can lead to incidents like arms thefts or robberies which can be detrimental to the safety and security of society.
He directed the gun factory owners to ensure that all the arms and their components are stored in a most safe and secure way. The issue of security guards for these factories was also raised. The SP directed the factory owners to ensure that proper “chowkidaar system” should be put in place. The SP ensured that a regular police patrolling will also be conducted in these areas on regular basis.
The gun factory owners were directed to maintain proper inventories of all the arms that are manufactured as well as the work-in-progress arms. SP directed the factory owners to run their business as per law and set procedures because they are running a very sensitive business.
The representatives of the Gun Manufacturers Association also ensured that they will respect the rules and regulations governing the gun factory installations.
SP ensured that regular meetings on safety precautions and awareness about Indian Arms Rules and Arms Act will conducted on regular basis with gun factory owners.

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