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                   Panaji: April 10, 2018

                                                                                                                   Chaitra 20, 1940

            District Magistrate (DM), South Goa District, under Section 144 of Cr. P.C. 1973 has  prohibited  all the Arms licence holders of Ponda Taluka from carrying  any type of arms, firearms, ammunition lethal weapons, etc in any public place, street, road squares, through fare, by lanes, or in any open place in entire Ponda taluka  of South Goa with immediate effect until further orders.

All the arm licence holders of Ponda taluka in South Goa District are directed to deposit all their fire arms at the nearest Police Stations of their respective Jurisdiction positively before April 12, 2018. All the firearms deposited will be returned to the licence holder five days  after  the completion of counting of votes.

DM also informed that any person from outside Ponda taluka is also prohibited to carry his/her licenced weapons within the territorial jurisdiction of Ponda taluka with immediate effect till further orders.

It is further  stated that above restrictions shall not apply to on-duty (election) Public Servants/Police/Defense Personnel and Security Personnel and any other person especially exempted from the purview of this order.