a man arrested with a licence gun with licence, is 25-1B of arms act is applicable or sec 30 is applicable. here it is made clear that the licence is in the name of his father in law.
Anil Agrawal (Retired) 28 December 2009
He is in trouble either way.
What is happening to us? Indulging in illegalities and then seeking remedy?
Ziaur Rahman ( Practice) 01 January 2010
Yes he can but under certain circumstances. Please read Section 3 of Arms Act 1959 which is as follows:
"3. Licence for acquisition and possession of fire-arms and
ammunition.-1*[(1) No person shall acquire, have in his possession, or
carry any firearm or ammunition unless he holds in this behalf a
licence issued in accordance with the provisions of this Act and the
rules made thereunder:
Provided that a person may, without himself holding a licence,
carry any firearm or ammunition in the presence, or under the written
authority, of the holder of the licence for repair or for renewal of
the licence or for use by such holder". I think this will clear the doubt.
Anil Agrawal (Retired) 01 January 2010
It is apparent that he was carrying the gun without any authority.
For fun or for Dadagiri? Who knows? The supposed innocence won't help.