Firing in functions banned in Gurgaon

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Gurgaon, Feb 14 (UNI) Taking cue from incidents of casualties caused by air shooting in social functions, especially during marriages, the District Administration here has banned the use of licensed arms and weapons for air shooting during social functions in Gurgaon district.

Though casualties due to accidents caused by air shooting in marriage functions have been often reported from various parts of the state, the District Magistrate, Rakesh Gupta has taken a lead in issuing orders regarding and banning the use of licensed weapons in social functions.

Mr Gupta has invoked powers of district magistrate under section 144 of CrPC 1973 for restricting the use of licensed weapons for air shooting in marriages and other social functions.

The orders issued by district magistrate under section 144 said, ''If any person was found guilty of violation of these orders he would be prosecuted and punished as per law and under Section 188 of the IPC.'' UNI JN AE RN2006

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