DC Longleng Issues Prohibitory Order - Eastern Mirror
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Longleng, Nagaland

DC Longleng issues prohibitory order

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By EMN Updated: Mar 22, 2024 9:33 pm

DIMAPUR — To ensure peaceful, free and fair poll in the upcoming Lok Sabha election, the deputy commissioner (DC) and district election officer (DEO) of Longleng, Dharam Raj, in exercise of the power conferred under section 144 CrPC, 1973, has prohibited carrying of any kind of arms or ammunition by any person within Longleng district. He also directed all licensed arms unless exempted under law to be deposited at the nearest police station.

The DC also enforced the model code of conduct (MCC) within Longleng district with immediate effect, stated a DIPR report.

The order stated that use of public address system or loud speakers or any sound amplifiers whether fitted on vehicles of any kind whatsoever or in static position used for public meeting for electioneering purposed during the entire election period ending with the date of declaration of result should not be permitted at night between 10 pm and 6 am.

It also stated that all political activities including rallies, public meetings and processions in connection with elections must adhere to the guidelines outlined in the model code of conduct and should be held only after obtaining due permission from the competent authority and intimation to the concerned police station. Further, due permission should be obtained for use of loud speakers and vehicles during the campaign.

The order has strictly prohibited use of government machinery, resources and facilities for campaigning or any other political purpose by any political party or candidate. It included vehicles, premises, personnel and any other government assets.

It stated that all banner, poster, hoarding etc. carrying political symbols, photos of political leaders and any wall writing, defacement in any other forms, flags etc. on government properties should be removed within 72 hours.

Further, all unauthorised political advertisements in form of wall writing, poster, papers or defacement in any other form at public property and in public space like bus stands, roadway, buses, electric/ telephone poles, municipal/ local bodies building etc. should be removed within 48 hours.

The DC urged the public to maintain law and order throughout the district to ensure a peaceful electoral process. He warned that any incidents of violence, intimidation or coercion would be dealt with promptly and impartially by the law enforcement agencies.

The DC informed that the order would be applicable to all the persons within Longleng district except the police personnel and security forces and the officials/ personnel involved in law and order duty.

It further stated that the order would take immediate effect and be effective till the declaration of results as per the ECI notification.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 22, 2024 9:33:28 pm
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