2 cops fined for delay in renewal of arms licence in Panchkula

Chandigarh, January 6

The Haryana Right to Service Commission has expressed its displeasure over the working of the Panchkula police and imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 each on Mansa Devi Complex (MDC) SHO Wahida Hamid and Sunil Kumar, the then SHO, in a case of delayed renewal of arms licence of an applicant.

Secretary to the Commission Meenaxee Raj said the applicant had been approaching the Panchkula police for the renewal of his licence since 2019 which was a notified service under the Haryana Right to Service Act, 2014 with a timeline of 15 days.

The applicant’s repeated requests were not accepted on the basis of wrong reports and it was only when he met with the DCP in May 2021 that his case was marked to the SHO concerned again.