Chandigarh, 13th July 2020: It has been made to appear to Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, I.A.S., District Magistrate, Chandigarh that because of possibility of law & order problem, security threats and possibility of misuse of weapons by anti-social elements and others can create panic in the public and public nuisance, and as such there is very high apprehension of breach of peace and disturbance of public tranquility besides danger to human lives and safety by the display of weapons.

And whereas Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, I.A.S., District Magistrate, Chandigarh, is of the opinion that carrying of all kind of fire arms, lethal weapons, lathies, spears & javelins, trishuls, swords, short swords, knuckles, knives & daggers, iron rods, etc., within the Union Territory, Chandigarh in connection with the aforesaid matters would cause obstruction, annoyance or injury to persons lawfully employed, disturb public peace and tranquility and may cause riots and affrays and that immediate action is necessary for the prevention of the same.

Now therefore,Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, I.A.S., District Magistrate, Chandigarh do, hereby, prohibit as measure of emergency, the public generally or any member thereof from carrying of all kind of fire arms, lethal weapons, lathies, spears & javelins, trishuls, swords, short swords, knuckles, knives & daggers, iron rods, etc., within the limits of Union Territory of Chandigarh for a period of 60 days.

Provided that the above order shall not apply to:-

1. Police or military or para-military personnel and other Govt. servants if called upon to carry fire arms in connection with their duties subject to the following conditions:

a. That the police/military/para-military personnel shall be in their service uniform.

b. That the exemption is applicable in relation to the above said personnel only when they are on official duty.

c. That the above personnel shall carry their identity cards and authorization cards authorizing them to carry the fire arms in connection with their official duties, issued by the Competent Authority.

2. Carrying of fire arms and lethal weapons for which permission in writing of the District Magistrate, Chandigarh has been obtained.

This order shall come into force from zero hours on 15.07.2020 and shall be effective for a period of sixty days up-to and including 12.09.2020.