• Arms Act, 1959 (54 of 1959) S. 17(7) - Petitioner was acquitted - Renewal of Licence - Acquittal by way of compromise - Petitioner did not use the fire arm/gun for which he had the license and because of compromise between the parties, earned acquittal - Moreover, this fact is not disputed by the respondents that in the case of similarly situated co-accused, license has been renewed - No evidence brought on record that the petitioner is in the habit of moving around with the licensed gun causing a threat to the public at large - Competent authority/District Magistrate, is directed to renew the licence of the gun of the petitioner. (182) P.L.R.
  •         Arms Act, 1959 (54 of 1959) S. 9(1)(a)(ii) - Renewal of the arms licence - It cannot be treated that he had completed his conviction on 13.08.2010 when his sentence was reduced to the period already undergone - The period of five years, after completion of conviction, is to be taken from the date of his bail and not from the date of final judgment i.e. 13.08.2010 - The requisite period of five years, as mentioned in clause 9(i)(a)(ii) of the Arms Act, 1959, was expired much before the date of final order when his bail was decided by this Court. (175) P.L.R.