Whether the court can hold accused guilty for the offence under Arms Act if he had a country-made pistol, not in working condition?

Law web/ September 17, 2020/ Indian Law

  The next the question to be addressed is whether the appellant’sconviction under Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act is maintainable.It was contended on behalf of the appellant that the country madepistol (katta) was in a state of disrepair and therefore, could not be used as a weapon. It was argued that in view of the same, the country made pistol could not be considered as a firearm and
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