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30 arms seized, 1,601 deposited in Nagaland

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DIMAPUR, Feb 8 � A total of 30 unlicensed arms have been seized while another 1,601 licensed arms have been deposited with the police across Nagaland as per the orders of the Election Commission of India to avoid any poll-related violence.

Sources informed that till date, 81 cartridges and explosives have been seized and 393 persons bound on Good Behaviour Act U/S 107/116 of the CrPC. As many as 25 non-bailable warrants have also been executed, while 82 are still pending.

Moreover, three persons were reported injured and property worth Rs 2.1 lakh damaged in nine poll-related violence in different parts of the State.

The details of persons injured and property damaged could not be immediately ascertained till the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, judging by the latest available records, there are only 34 licensed holders of firearms in the whole district of Dimapur. The rest of the weapons (if any) are either unlicensed /illegal or the owners are deliberately not heeding the law.

February 5 was the deadline issued by the Dimapur district administration for all licensed holders of firearms in Dimapur to surrender weapons at the nearest police station as a pre-poll security measure in view of the forthcoming Assembly elections.

The East Police Station in Dimapur recorded the highest number of submissions with 12 guns, while the Diphupar PS recorded the lowest with five guns submitted. The West Police Stations recorded 11 submissions and the Sub-Urban Police Station received six guns, according to information available.

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30 arms seized, 1,601 deposited in Nagaland

DIMAPUR, Feb 8 � A total of 30 unlicensed arms have been seized while another 1,601 licensed arms have been deposited with the police across Nagaland as per the orders of the Election Commission of India to avoid any poll-related violence.

Sources informed that till date, 81 cartridges and explosives have been seized and 393 persons bound on Good Behaviour Act U/S 107/116 of the CrPC. As many as 25 non-bailable warrants have also been executed, while 82 are still pending.

Moreover, three persons were reported injured and property worth Rs 2.1 lakh damaged in nine poll-related violence in different parts of the State.

The details of persons injured and property damaged could not be immediately ascertained till the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, judging by the latest available records, there are only 34 licensed holders of firearms in the whole district of Dimapur. The rest of the weapons (if any) are either unlicensed /illegal or the owners are deliberately not heeding the law.

February 5 was the deadline issued by the Dimapur district administration for all licensed holders of firearms in Dimapur to surrender weapons at the nearest police station as a pre-poll security measure in view of the forthcoming Assembly elections.

The East Police Station in Dimapur recorded the highest number of submissions with 12 guns, while the Diphupar PS recorded the lowest with five guns submitted. The West Police Stations recorded 11 submissions and the Sub-Urban Police Station received six guns, according to information available.

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