Police to re-verify details of Namdhari's arms licence
In wake of alleged irregularities in the issuing of arms licence to sacked Uttarakhand Minorities Commission chief Sukhdev Singh Namdhari, the Ropar Police today decided to re-verify the details of all licence holders in the district.
Namdhari has been arrested in the Delhi farmhouse shootout case, in which liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep Singh were killed on November 17.
In a release issued here, Ropar SSP Inder Mohan Singh directed all arms licence holders of the district to get their licence checked from the SHO concerned and also submit proof about their residential address to the police within one week.
Those who fail to comply with these directions, would be recommended for cancellation of their licence to the District Magistrate.
Namdhari, who is a resident of Uttarakhand, had obtained licence for his mauser in 1995 on an incomplete Kurali (SAS Nagar district) address. Kurali was then part of Ropar district.
It is learnt that SAS Nagar Police officials have also visited the office of Ropar Deputy Commissioner to trace Namdhari's file.
Ropar police did not have any record about the arms licence of Namdhari as the files were sent to the Deputy Commissioner office and records of receipt and dispatch of files of the concerned year had already been destroyed, the SSP told UNI.