Vicky Nanjappa

Journalism for Vertebrates®

Worrying trend: Sword smuggling continues into communally sensitive places in Maharashtra


The Arms Act of India clearly says that a sword or knife which are above 9 inches, which is not a kitchen appliance clearly needs a licence

New Delhi, Jan 13: Swords and knives have become a weapon of choice for many in Maharashtra.

The police have over the past one year busted many such incidents in which swords had been smuggled into the communally sensitive areas of Maharashtra. In the most recent case, one Parvez Alam was arrested by the Maharashtra police for smuggling in swords into the communally sensitive Malegaon from Ajmer in Rajasthan. These weapons have primarily come in from Punjab and Rajasthan and last year there were many such cases reported.

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