Even after the attack at Air Force station Pathankot, the indian army uniforms are available for as low as Rs 500 in Rajasthan. During Pathankot, the militants were wearing Indian army uniforms and that resulted in confusion and some of our brave soldiers died fighting those militants.
The shopkeepers are breaking all the rules by openly selling the army uniforms and accessories and signs, which are wore by defence personnel. Moreover, these shopkeepers have no licence. The sellers don’t bother to check any verification ID card or keep any record when they are selling army uniform.
Just one year back, Indian Air force station at Pathankot was attacked. The militants were dressed in army fatigues.
Anyone can buy not just the uniform but also boots, jackets, bed rolls, belts and all the signs which are used by defence personnel.
The shops are located near Jai Narayan Vyas circle and Fort Road. In 2016, Punjab Government imposed a ban on the sale of the army uniforms across the state because of terrorists attacks.
Anyone who was interested to buy the uniform had to submit a self-attested copy of his ID card and also his phone number. The record was duly maintained in the record register of the shopkeeper.
After the Pathankot attack, the army has asked civilians to not wear army uniform and the shopkeepers were told to not sell any combat uniform. It is illegal to do so.
“All traders and shopkeepers interested in selling Army uniforms may approach the local military authority and request for shops in units/cantonments approved areas/shops,” the army official said.
Anyone from private security agency and police are not authorized to wear the army combat and that leads to false alarms.
Army appeals and requests the public to refrain from wearing army combat, in the interest of national and own welfare.