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          Panaji, December 7, 2020
          Agrahayana 16, 1942


 The District Magistrate, South Goa, Shri Ajit Roy, IAS, has imposed Section 144 of Cr. P.C. 1973 and has prohibited carrying of all type of Arms, firearms, ammunition, lethal weapons, in any public place, street, road squares, through fare, by lanes, or in any open place of South Goa District with immediate effect until further orders, in view of General Election to Zilla Panchayats of North and South Goa District on December 12, 2020.

          The arm license holders in  South  Goa  District  are directed to deposit all their firearms at the nearest Police  Station  of  their  respective  jurisdiction  from December 7, 2020 to December 10, 2020. 

Any persons having threat to his or her person or property, they should approach the Director General of Police, for providing necessary security by the Police, but under no circumstances will any person be allowed to carry his own personal licensed firearm/s or otherwise except with special permission or exemption granted by the undersigned.

These restrictions shall not apply to Public Servants, Police, Defence Personnel and Security Personnel on duty/Sports persons who are members of National Rifle Association of India, Responsible persons of Banks and its retainers, and to those members of the community who are entitled to display weapons by long standing law, custom and usage, unless they are found to be indulging in violence or posing a threat to the maintenance of law and order and peaceful conduct of elections, as informed by the Department of Information and Publicity.