"The register would have details, including the address of the persons to whom acid was sold along with its quantity. Acid would be sold only after the buyers will show a photo ID issued by the government along with the address. The buyer would have to specify the reasons/purpose for procuring the acid and no acid would be sold to any person who is below 18 years of age", an official spokesman said.
He said that the stock of acid must be declared by the seller to the concerned SDM within 15 days. In case of uncleared stock, it would be open to the SDM concerned to confiscate the same and suitably impose a fine not exceeding Rs 50,000 on the defaulter seller.
The spokesman also said that educational institutions, research laboratories, hospitals, government departments and public sector undertakings, who were required to keep and store acid, will have to maintain a register for the usage of acid to be filed with the SDM concerned.
A specific person would be made accountable for possession and safe-keeping of acid at the above institutions and there would be compulsory checking of students and other persons leaving the laboratories/place of storage where acid is used, he added.


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