No proposal for cancellation of gun licence exemption in Kodagu: SP

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Madikeri Oct 7 (UNI) No proposal is sent for cancellation of gun license exemption in the hilly district of Kodagu Superintendent of Police Trilok Chandra said here today.

Reacting to a statement of Arun Machaiah, MLC, who had expressed concern over the reported proposal of the police department on cancellation of the special privilege, he clarified that the exemption provided during the historical period could not be cancelled.

As a special privilege for the people of the district since the dynastic rule of erstwhile Kodagu kings, the Jamma holders of Kodagu are entitled to own the gun without license or permission from the Government.

"The department follows usual procedure of checking and verifying the gun licenses. Sometimes the police personnel may personally visit the houses for the verification may be done in the concerned police stations. This measure is required to control the holding of illegal weapons in the district," he said.


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