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RETIRED JUDGES FACE MORE THREATS BUT DON’T ASK FOR ARM LICENSES

Calcutta High Court recently allowed a local politician for having an Arms license.

The Petitioner asserted that there was danger to his life and he has many enemies on account of being an honest, uncorrupt politician. It was submitted that he was a businessman and was a well known person in locality. So a minimum level of protection is needed so applied for the license of the small arms.

But in March 2020, the petitioner’s application was rejected for considering application for the arms license.

The Magistrate Order was challenged and according to police he faced threat, It was highlighted that he had a landed property and was a respected person.

Justice Shivakant Prasad found no merits in arguments, remarked that “Whether the petitioner has landed property is not an important criteria for issuance of the arms licence. The only criteria which requires to be taken note of is whether the person has threat perception.”

But the Court found that there was no need to interfere in the Magistrate’s order for rejecting the petitioner’s  application and found that there was no threat to his life.

The petition was dismissed.

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