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Seizure of illegal Arms in the Country during 2008 and 2009

On May 5, 2010, the Minister of State in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Mullappally Ramachandran in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) informed about the Seizure of illegal Arms in the Country during 2008 and 2009.


The text of his reply as:

As per available reports, arms are being smuggled from across the borders and from one State to another within the country by militants/ terrorists/ anti-national elements including those active in J&K and the North East. As per available information, details of illegal weapons seized during the year 2008 and 2009 are given as under :

.No.

State (s)

2008
2009

1.

Andhra Pradesh

62
113

2.

Bihar

236
392

3.

Delhi

267
298

4.

Gujarat

41
88

5.

Goa

0
0

6.

Himachal Pradesh

0
4

7.

Haryana

251
215

8.

Jammu & Kashmir

885
985

9.

Karnataka

7
36

10.

Kerala

19
27

11.

Madhya Pradesh

124
103

12.

Maharashtra

422
477

13.

Orissa

7
11

14.

Punjab

208
196

15.

Rajasthan

225
196

16.

Sikkim

0
3

17.

Tamil Nadu

79
55

18.

Uttar Pradesh

6610
8094

19.

West Bengal

192
217

20.

Uttaranchal

329
347

21.

Jharkhand

273
194

22.

Chhattisgarh

337
191

23.

Assam

772
503

24.

Arunachal Pradesh

10
13

25.

Manipur

408
378

26.

Meghalaya

52
67

27.

Mizoram

33
23

28.

Nagaland

152
87

29.

Tripura

35
38

 

Total

12036
13351

Note : - Arms include all types of weapons such as AK 47 / 56, Pistols, Carbine, Revolvers, Guns, Rifles Country made weapons etc.

The Government of India has taken the following steps to check anti-national activities and un-authorized/ illegal movement of arms:-

i) The State and UT Governments have been urged to make sustained and continued efforts to unearth illegal weapons/ arms.

ii) Effective domination of the borders by carrying out round the clock surveillance and patrolling (on foot, by boats and vehicle), laying nakas (border ambushes) and by deploying observation posts all along with international border.

iii) Erection of fencing along the international border and flood lighting of the border to enhance the observation during night.

iv) Construction of border roads to facilitate border patrolling and speedy interception of infiltrators.

v) Introduction of modern and hi-tech surveillance equipments to detect crossing at night and during bad weather.

vi) Upgradation of intelligence network and coordination meetings among para-military forces which are held at functional and directional level. In this context, coordination is also being maintained between Central Para-Military Forces, Army and State Police.

vii) Conduct of special operations, along the borders.

viii) Setting up of improvised fence breach alarm system at susceptible locations.

ix) Random checking of persons and vehicles crossing the border on the basis of specific intelligence.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India

 

 

 

 

 
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