The Jammu and Kashmir Government has banned the procurement, purchase and sale of Army combat dresses in this city, an official spokesperson said.
District Magistrate, Jammu, Hirdesh Kumar Singh, has directed vide a notification that no unauthorised person shall procure and purchase, store, stitch and sell army combat dress cloth and readymade combat dress, the spokesman said.
All authorised persons, private firms and shops dealing in such articles shall immediately inform in writing to the nearest police station the fact of their carrying on of this occupation, he said.
The time limit for informing the nearest police station shall be seven days from the date of issuance and publication of this order.
It shall be mandatory for all the authorised firms and shops dealing in such articles to maintain registers giving details of the items received with quantity, date of sale, items sold, quantity of the terms sold and the address and identity of the party to whom sold, he added.
All such authorised firms shall sell such articles to bonafide members of the armed forces of the Union of India after verifying from their identity cards and also note down the names and the unit number of the latter on the register mentioned above, the notification said.
An officer of the police of the rank of ASI and above shall have the authority to check and inspect such registers on routine as well as for the purpose of investigations.
This order shall however remain in force for a period of two months.