No toilet at home? No gun licence for you in this MP district
The authorities in this district of Madhya Pradesh have made it compulsory for a person seeking a firearm licence to first cite proof that they have a toilet at home.india Updated: Jun 04, 2016 20:02 IST
The authorities in this district of Madhya Pradesh have made it compulsory for a person seeking a firearm licence to first cite proof that they have a toilet at home.
“If someone can spend Rs 50,000 on a gun, he might as well spend a few thousand rupees on providing a toilet in their homes. So we decided to link an arms licence to the presence or absence of a proper toilet,” District Collector Tarun Pithode said.
An application for a firearm licence would have to be accompanied by a documentary proof or declaration of a toilet at home, which would then be verified, sources said.
Only after that verification would the application begin to get processed, they said.
Owning a licensed gun is a matter of honour for many people across Madhya Pradesh.
Rajgarh too has such people.
On an average, about 700 applications for firearm licences are received annually in Rajgarh district.
First Published: Jun 04, 2016 20:01 IST