Conscious & Unconscious Possession of Ammunition and its Consequences under The Arms Act, 1959

  • Abhishek Gurawa
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  • Abhishek Gurawa

    Advocate at Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India

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It is not unusual for certain people like the Army personnel, serving or retired, or Police personnel, serving or retired, to have forgotten if they had a piece of Firearm or Ammunition on their person. Moreover, it is also quite possible for a person to have bought an antique piece of Firearm as a memoir and later found out the hard way that the item was a live piece. In that situation, the courts look into whether the possession was “Conscious or Unconscious”, this current short note looks into the issue and its legal ramifications briefly.




International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 3, Page 279 - 283


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