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Man charged with homicide moves HC to get back his gun

DNAHM125705 | 1/13/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :347

In an interesting case, a man from Amreli recently approached the Gujarat High Court to get back the possession of his licensed gun, which was forfeited by the state government. The man was charged with culpable homicide and under several Sections of the Arms Act after an accidental fire from his gun resulted in a death during a marriage ceremony.
He was tried by the sessions court which later acquitted him citing 'benefit of doubt', but ordered the seizure of his gun. Unhappy, he moved the high court claiming that the trial court order was erroneous in law. The high court eventually ruled in his favour setting aside the trial court order and remanded the matter back to the trial court for fresh adjudication.
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