EC bans possession of arms ahead of Gujarat polls

ANI | Updated: Oct 10, 2017 20:46 IST

Gandhinagar (Gujarat),[India]  Oct 10, (ANI): The Election Commission on Tuesday announced a blanket ban on the possession of arms and weapons by civilian in the wake of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly Elections.
Addressing a press conference in poll-bound Gujarat, Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti said, “License holders will have to deposit their licensed weapons with concerned SHO or police station.”
All licensed weapons will be returned to the licensed owners after the polling is over, the Chief Election Commissioner said.
The Commission also asked the State authorities to provide cashless facilities to all polling staff.

The fourteenth legislative assembly election will be held this year to elect members of the 182 constituencies in Gujarat.
Eyeing the assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and Congress have begun rigorous election campaign for the western state. (ANI)