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Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

Reply to DM?s questions and get gun licence

DISTRICT MAGISTRATE Amrit Abhijat has found a novel method of sanctioning fire-arm licences. In case you want a gun licence, take a chance at the Janata Darbar held by the district magistrate at his camp office.

india Updated: May 09, 2006 00:01 IST
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Hindustantimes
         

DISTRICT MAGISTRATE Amrit Abhijat has found a novel method of sanctioning fire-arm licences. In case you want a gun licence, take a chance at the Janata Darbar held by the district magistrate at his camp office.

The district magistrate will ask you some questions, and if your answer is correct, he will grant you the gun licence immediately, without a recommendation letter from an MLA or an MP.

When Satai Ram Yadav, former chairman Parag Dairy, reached the his office on May 1 for a gun licence for his grandson, Triveni Prasad, the district magistrate asked the young man to recite ‘Vande Mataram’.

Just as Triveni Prasad answered the first question correctly, the district magistrate asked him to recite the national anthem. When he was able to give the correct answer, Triveni Prasad was asked the third question. If your answer is not correct, the DM may ask you to refurbish your general knowledge.The same thing happened to Vivek Kesarwani who told the district magistrate that he was a student of history. But when he was asked some questions on the Maurya and the Gupta dynasties, he could not give correct reply. He was asked by the official to go back, sharpen his general knowledge. When he was able to give correct reply to the DM’s questions, he was given arms licence.

Besides, when the DM came to know through a youth on the Phone-in program that he (youth) had been coming to his office several times but could not meet the DM and that he had no recommendation letter from any VIP in support of his application for licence, he was granted the same during the program itself.