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Punjab CM exempts ex-servicemen, senior citizens from dope tests

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

today exempted ex-servicemen and senior citizens from mandatory dope test for issuance and renewal of their arms licences.

The decision was taken in response to a request from ex-servicemen and senior citizens groups, according to an official

Many of them had been in possession of arms licences for decades.

The agreed that they were fit cases for exemption, considering their track record and their age, the said.

The decision comes about six weeks after the decided to make it mandatory for all applications to undergo a compulsory dope test to qualify for a weapon licence, he said.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 19:15 IST