Section 144 clamped in Nagaland’s Jalukie town and adjoining areas; ADC’s vehicle set on fire
Dimapur, April 14 (EMN): Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate of Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, on Wednesday imposed prohibitory order under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in Jalukie town and adjoining areas after the indefinite bandh called by the United Zeliangrong Youth Federation (UZYF) took a violent turn.
The DC issued an order stating that after due consideration of the prevailing situation, the prohibitory order was found necessary to ensure public peace and tranquillity.
According to the order, Section of 144 CrPC has been clamped in ‘Jalukie town and adjoining areas, Peren district HQ/ Kejanglwa-Jalukie-Peren tri junction to Mhainamtsi-Dimapur-Kohima tri junction, and from Samziuram village gate towards Jalukie town’ with immediate effect.
Section of 144 CrPC prohibits assembly of more than five persons and carrying of any lethal weapons and arms. It will remain in effect till further order.
ADC’s vehicle set on fire
The sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) of Peren, Vikato Thonger, informed Eastern Mirror that the vehicle of Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Peren was set on fire by the protesters at Jalukie town at around 11:40 am on Wednesday.
Thonger said that the driver of the vehicle managed to escape while the ADC was not present during the time of incident. He added that the protesters vandalised the vehicle before setting it on fire and damaging it.
The movement of government vehicles is allowed at Jalukie town at the moment; only private vehicles are allowed, while, things were normal in other sub-divisions at this point of time, Thonger added.
The SDPO informed that the Indian Reserved Police (IRP) battalion and Special Task Force (STF) had been deployed at Jalukie town to control the situation.
He informed that the police would look into the incident and that situation had calmed down.
The Zeliangrong Civil Organisations had on March 31 served a 10-day ultimatum to the government of Nagaland to arrest the culprits involved in the killing of three persons at Lamhainandi on March 22, take appropriate action and establish the identities within 10 days with effect from March 31.
They also demanded immediate termination of commander of the 9th IRB Coy, who is currently posted at Lamhainandi, from active service.
Meanwhile, the UZYF has imposed lightning total shut down in Peren district to protest the order of the district administration to clamp Section 144 CrPC in the district to “stop peaceful agitation and wilful violation of DC letter by the administrative officer”.
The UZYF issued a statement stating that the federation lightning total shut down would be imposed in Peren District, as decided by JAC, for 12 hours (6 am to 6 pm) on April 15.
The shutdown would include closure of all business establishments, movement of all private and commercial vehicles, and all educational institutions except schools conducting HSLC and HSSLC examinations. Other services that have been exempted from the purview of the bandh include medical and emergency services, para military and security forces and district administration on official duty.