We filed a RTI in the office of the Commissioner of Customs Delhi.
We are getting a list of all the foreign made confiscated smuggled weapons at throwaway prices in violation of the laid down policy.
These costly weapons of different foreign made, including some “prohibited bore” rifles have been sold to the MPs & Customs Officials since 1986, for prices ranging between Rs. 3200/- to Rs. 300000/-.
At the current market rate, the total value of the 653 weapons sold to MPs could be more than Rs 16 crore, while the government has got only a little over Rs 1 crore from the sale, as per the list, they are giving to us, aswe have inspected the 37 register out of that we will get the certified photo copy of the 13 register shortly, while inspection the same we find lots of details where the customs have given the foreign made weapons to their officials on lease basis and simultaneously the foreign made cartages were sold to their officials on one rupee to five rupee per cartages.
As per the Centre’s own policy, the first preference in the allotment of the seized weapons should be given to Custom and Central Excise Department officials and then to other government officials, who face a threat perception in the course of discharging their duties.
Complete data about the allotment and sale of 961 smuggled weapons, seized since 1986, stating that the arms could be sold to the MPs only if those were spare after being given to the officials.
Prominent among the beneficiaries are Union Ministers Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, Vinod Khanna and Vijay Goel, former Union Ministers R. L. Bhatia, Margaret Alva, Arun Nehru and Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, former Haryana Chief Minister Bansi Lal, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi and UP Chief Minister Mayawati.
The list also includes the names of BJP leaders Vijay Kumar Malhotra, Vinay Katyar, S. S. Ahluwalia, Prem Kumar Dhumal, Uma Bharti, Vasundhra Raje Scindia, Chetan Chauhan and Maheshwar Singh, Akali leader Sukhbir Singh Badal, Congressmen Suresh Kalmadi and Jagdish Tytler, INLD’s Ajay Singh Chautala, Margreat Alwa, and scores of other former and present MPs, Some Governor and one Yoga Nand Shastri MLA of Delhi.
As we will get the entire list with the weapon number sold to the above named VVIP’s and Customs Officials soon which we will post in the next post .
We will post the text of the circular of Dt 15-July 2002 where the Ministry of Finance department of Revenue laid down a policy regarding disposal of confiscated fire arms.
We will appreciate if you will put your further quarry and as well as some suggestion on the above.