Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Dec 30 (ANI): The Kolkata Police has issued a notification banning public display of weapons in the city, to be effective from January 2, 2018 to January 1, 2019. Also Read - In Poll-Bound Bengal, Yogi Raises Love Jihad and Cow Slaughter Issues, Attacks Mamata Banerjee

The notification issued by the Commissioner of Police, Rajeev Kumar prohibits “carrying of swords, spears, bludgeons, or other offensive weapon in any public place in the ‘Town of Calcutta’ or in the suburbs of the ‘Town of Calcutta’.” Also Read - West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: Check Voting Date In Your Constituency

The prohibition does not extend to persons exempted from certain provisions of the Arms Act and Rules, or to a holder of a permit granted by the Commissioner of Police, Kolkata, in a prescribed form or to weapons covered by licences under the Arms Act, 1959. (ANI) Also Read - COVID-19: Centre, States Discuss Fresh Spurt in Cases; Nationwide Lockdown on Cards Again?

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.