CBI to probe complaint of false Arms Act case 

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  • The Central Bureau of Investigation has taken over the probe into an Arms Act case following a Rajasthan High Court directive to look into the allegation that one of the accused was framed by policemen in Bharatpur.  

Arms Act  

  • The Arms Act, 1959 is an Act of the Parliament of India to consolidate and amend the law relating to arms and ammunition in order to curb illegal weapons and violence stemming from them.   
  • It replaced the Indian Arms Act, 1878.  
  • The Arms Act was passed in 1959.  
  • The act is divided into six chapters.   
  1. Chapter I: Parliamentary  

Provides a short title and definitions of terms used in the act  

  1. Chapter II: Acquisition, Possession, Manufacture, Sale, Import, Export, and Transport of Arms and Ammunition  

Explains rules and regulations around acquisition, possession, manufacture, sale, import, export and transport of arms and ammunition in India.  

  1. Chapter III: Provisions relating to licences  

Details how to procure license, rules around grant, refusal, fees for license.  

  1. Chapter IV: Powers and Procedure  

Provides details on the powers that the government officials have to enforce this act.  

  1. Chapter V: Offences and penalties  

Explains punishments associated with breaking rules related to this act.  

  1. Chapter VI: Miscellaneous  

Deals with the other miscellaneous parts of the act such as exemptions.  

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