Indian police to install computer chips in weapons

Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, in view of spurt in incidents of weapon snatching, Indian police have decided to install computer chips in firearms to trace the snatchers.
A proposal in this regard was sent by the Indian army, which offered its help in installing computer chips in the weapons, media reports quoting army officials said.
Director General Law and Order and Coordination S P Vaid held a meeting with senior police officials in South Kashmir recently where the spate of incidents of weapon snatching was discussed.
Vaid, who will be taking over as Director General of Police in Kashmir on 1st January, gave clear instructions that anyone attempting to snatch the weapons from police personnel would be dealt with firmly.
As per estimates, nearly 100 firearms have been snatched from the forces’ personnel during the ongoing uprising in the Valley.
The weapons snatched from police personnel in 14 such incidents in the last three months included AK-47 assault rifles, INSAS, carbines, Self-Loading Rifles and 303 rifles, reports said.—KMS

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