Mah Govt to take stern action against security agency: Patil
Mumbai, Mar 14: Maharashtra home minister R R Patil today assured the Legislative Council that government would take a stern action against the owner of security agency whose guards are found to be carrying weapons registered in other states.
The licence of the security agency would also be cancelled, he said.
He was replying to a question raised by Ramesh Shendge who sought to know during question hour what action the government would take against security agencies whose guards were found to be carrying weapons registered in other states.
Mr Patil replied that the government has stopped issuing fresh licence to the security agency.
The government has also decided not to issue licence to any individual or security agency, he informed and said henceforth licence for weapons would be issued in the name of a bank or any organisation who needs armed security guards.
Commenting on licences issued by former minister of state for home, Mr Patil said those licences were not used for seeking job or for commercial purposes.
An inquiry into the matter was going on, the home minister added.