The precious royal weapons in the Bhilwara reserve police line have been breached. When the Arms Act was implemented after independence, the royal families submitted their weapons to the police line armament, out of which 317 weapons have now gone missing. This includes two silver pistols of the royal family of Banera, which were gifted to Raja Bhim Singh by Colonel James Todd. It has been found out, that despite the 350 weapons in the police armament being ancient and important, the police did not maintain a proper record and did not look after them properly.
From 2012, the responsibility of the arms branch in the police line was in the hands of Head Constable Shankarlal, who got retired on 31st October, and when DSP City Narendra Dayma did a physical verification, weapons were found missing, after which, a complaint was filed against the arms branch in-charge.
Member of the royal family of Banera, Gopal Charan Singh Sisodia said that they were beginning with the procedure of getting their pistol back, as told by his father, former MP Hemendra Singh Sisodia, but the procedure got stuck with the death of his father, and now, it is known that the pistol is missing from the armament.
Investigation into the matter is being carried out.