Not only this, the buyer will have to provide a photo-identity proof to the seller at the time of purchase of acid. Shop owners will face a jail term of three months and fine of Rs 50,000 if found selling acids without a valid license, or not maintaining a proper record of sale, as per the new rules. The development comes in wake of the Supreme Court’s order asking state governments to regulate its rampant sale.
The decision to introduce new rules was taken at a meeting chaired by the Chief Secretary R Parshuram and attended by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) IS Dani and Additional Director General of Police Rajeev Tandon and others.
Sub Divisional Magistrates will monitor the sale of acids in their respective areas, and ensure that records of sale are maintained. The victim will be given a compensation of Rs 3 lakh: Rs one lakh within a fortnight of the incident and the balance Rs two lakh in the next two months, as specified by the Supreme Court in its ruling last month.
The Supreme Court had also directed the states and the union territories to frame rules to regulate sale of acids within three months, and make acid attack a non-bailable offence.


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