Delhi Police to probe Arms Licenses scam

TNN Bureau. Updated: 8/10/2018 8:59:48 AM Front Page

SRINAGAR: In the troubled waters of fake arms licenses scam spread across the state, Delhi police is latest to dive in, as the state government has given its nod to members of Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) to investigate and inquire into the cases related to the much-publicised scam which earlier had Rajasthan’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) intrigued.

With the powers extended to state of Delhi Special Police Establishment, its officers will have the jurisdiction in the whole of the state to investigate and inquire into such cases, besides any other related offences that may arise in the due course.

The state government had last month ordered an inquiry by state vigilance organisation into large scale issuance of individual arms licenses in contravention of rules and banned issuing fresh arms licences.

Earlier, Rajasthan ATS had demanded for a CBI probe, alleging that the state was not cooperating with it.

"In pursuance of Section-6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (Act No: 25 of 1946), the Government of Jammu and Kashmir hereby accords consent, to the extension of powers and jurisdiction of the members of Delhi Special Police Establishment in the whole of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, to investigate and inquire into the offences and attempts, abetments and conspiracies in relation to or in connection with the offences in case FIR No: 11/2018 P/S VJ," the state home department said in a notification.

The notification said the Delhi Special Police Establishment will also inquire into other offences committed in the course of same transactions or arising out of the same facts.


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