21 September 2011

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Know which Arms 750 MPs and VIPs Indian Politicians bought

Know which Arms 750 MPs and VIPs Indian Politicians bought

According to Indian Finance Ministry rules confiscated weapons can be sold to sitting MPs on first come fist serve basis after receiving their confirmation in writing that they do not own or possess any weapon at present.

According to the Finance Ministry guidelines, confiscated non-prohibited weapons could be given to departmental officers on lease terms on a selective basis.

The circular also makes it clear that the weapons sold to sitting MPs could not be sold for a period of ten years.

The circular says that No replacement will be permissible even in cases the first weapon allotted has either been lost or stolen or become defective or non-serviceable due to excessive use or obsolescence.

Activist Gopal Prasad filed an application and in a reply to his application the Commissioner of Customs (Preventive) said 750 MPs have bought various firearms from the government.

In a RTI reply list between years 1986 to 2000 few names appear more than once but rules do not allowed the second purchase.

In past 25 years 750 MPs have bought confiscated weapons.

1990 – Politicians and VIPs preferred Arminious and Erma revolvers

After 1990 -Webly revolvers were prefeered

Currently Politicians and VIPs prefer .22 bore revolvers and 7.65 mm Walther pistols.

1. UP chief minister Mayawati bought an Arminious revolver in February 1991 for Rs 4,900

2. Dwivedi bought 0.32 bore S&W revolver for Rs 1.45 lakh

3. Former MP Atiq Ahmed bought a rifle 'Rugger M-77 Mark-II 30.66 mm' at a cost of Rs 3.15 lakh.

4. Currently Ahmed is in prison and facing trial in 35 criminal cases including several cases of murder.

5. Abu Azam Azmi bought PPK pistol for Rs three lakh.

6. MP Suresh Kalmadi who is in jail now bought a Webly revolver in 1995 for Rs 9,150.

7. Suresh Kalmadi is accused in CWG scam.

8. Shahabuddin bought an S&W revolver in 2001 for Rs 43,507.

9. Babubhai Katara, who was arrested for allegedly running a human trafficking network, bought a Webley revolver in 2000 for Rs 59,215.

10. Faggan Singh Kulaste, who is in prison bought a Webley revolver for Rs 9,000.

11. BJP MP Ashok Argal, whom Delhi Police wants to arrest in the cash-for-vote scam, also bought a Webley revolver for Rs 9,000.

12. Kulaste bought the weapon a day after Argal bought it on May 13, 1997.

13. Jayanthi Natarajan bought a RS revolver way back in 1991 for 4,900.

14. Preneet Kaur bought a Magnum Rugar revolver at a cost of Rs 34,065.

15. M Vincent Pala bought the Pistol.

16. Chief Election Commissioner, M S Gill bought an S&W revolver in 1999 for Rs 24,750.

17. Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K Rehman Khan bought an Arminius revolver in 1994 for Rs 9,000

18. S S Alhuwalia, Deputy Leader of BJP in Rajya Sabha bought a 30.06 rifle in 1992 for Rs 2,389.

19. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, bought Llama pistol in 1997 for Rs 7,000.

20. Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Shivraj Singh Chouhan, presently Chief Ministers, also bought fire arms in 1992 and 1993

21. Delhi politicians Jagdish Tytler bought a .32 Browning pistol in 1989

22. V K Malhotra bought a .22 Benetla pistol in 1990

23. Madanlal Khurana bought a (Walther pistol in 1993

24. Sajjan Kumar bought a (Webly revolver in 1996

25. Vijay Goel bought a S&W revolver in 1999
26. Delhi Speaker Yoganand Shastri got a 0.32 bore S&W revolver for Rs 1.40 lakh

27. Senior CPI (M) leader Subhashini Ali who bought an Erma revolver in 1991 for Rs 5,075.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Renu September 22, 2011  

Why MPs are given every privilege?

Bikram September 22, 2011  

they have Z security and still need arms ... I need more than that and the license I have applied for is going from one desk to another ..


sm,  September 23, 2011