Trivendram: Kerala DGP Mr. Anil Kant IPS said that civilians will be trained on gun use. Official orders to this effect were issued on Tuesday. He revealed the details. However, he clarified that even those who already have a license to use a firearm can avail this facility. According to the latest orders, those who are completely inexperienced in handling a gun can be trained for Rs.5, 000/- and those who are knowledgeable about gun use can be trained for a fee of Rs.1, 000/-.
Meanwhile, the DGP clarified that not everyone who applied for the training would be selected. The selection process will be rigorous. The selection will be based on the mental and physical health condition of the applicants. Only those who pass the selection trial will be trained. Recently, a man filed a petition in the Kerala High Court against the use of firearms. As part of this, the court ordered officers to train those with gun licenses. The DGP issued orders in this regard. The decision has become a topic of discussion across the country.
Our Citizen Reporter,
Venkata T Reddy