Kolkata Police bans public display of weapons

ANI | Updated: Dec 30, 2017 15:32 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Dec 30 (ANI): The Kolkata Police has issued a notification banning public display of weapons in the city, to be effective from January 2, 2018 to January 1, 2019.

The notification issued by the Commissioner of Police, Rajeev Kumar prohibits "carrying of swords, spears, bludgeons, or other offensive weapon in any public place in the 'Town of Calcutta' or in the suburbs of the 'Town of Calcutta'."

The prohibition does not extend to persons exempted from certain provisions of the Arms Act and Rules, or to a holder of a permit granted by the Commissioner of Police, Kolkata, in a prescribed form or to weapons covered by licences under the Arms Act, 1959. (ANI)