Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will now be able to purchase a 9 mm pistol as he has been given an arms license for weapons of prohibited bore, an official said Friday.
"The central home ministry two days ago told us that Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been given prohibited bore arms license," Jharkhand Home Secretary J.B. Tubid told reporters.
He said the central home ministry had made some queries and the state government had replied to them, following which license was issued to Dhoni.
Dhoni, who already had a license for weapons of non-prohibited bore, had applied for prohibited bore license in August 2008 as he wanted to purchase 9 mm pistol. This license is issued by the central home ministry at the recommendation of the state government.
Jharkhand's home department had sent its recommendation to central home ministry in December 2008 but the license was delayed as the home ministry sought some clarifications.