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Vinod Kumar Rai v. State Of U.P. And Others - WRIT - C No. 41741 of 2006  RD-AH 12953 (3 August 2006)
Hon. S. K. Singh, J.
Heard learned counsel for the petitioner and learned Standing Counsel.
This writ petition has been filed for issuance of writ in the nature of mandamus directing the respondents to grant firearm license to the petitioner.
Argument is that necessary formalities have been completed but the respondents are sitting tight over the matter for no justifiable reason. Submission is that on the move of the petitioner appropriate decision is liable to be taken by the respondents with all expedition and in the event petitioner is not entitled to get fire arm license then reason is to be recorded but the respondents cannot be permitted to withhold the disposal of the petitioner's claim in this respect.
After hearing and noticing the aforesaid submission, this Court is of the view that grant/refusal in respect to a fire arm license, is to depend on examination and satisfaction in respect to various facts, which is the concern of the licensing authority for which no direction in a positive manner can be given by this court but at the same time this can be said to be the right of the applicant to get an early disposal of his claim either way.
Accordingly this petition is disposed of by giving a direction to the concerned licensing authority to examine the matter on filing certified copy of this order along with an application in respect to petitioner's claim/grievance and to take appropriate decision in respect to grant/refusal in respect to fire arm license as claimed by the petitioner preferably within a period of three months from the date of receipt of certified copy of this order. It is made clear that this Court has not expressed any opinion in respect to the claim/entitlement of the petitioner and it will be the independent exercise/discretion of the licensing authority while doing the needful,
With the aforesaid direction writ petition stands disposed of.
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