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Inner Line Permit defaulters penalised in Dimapur

By Our Reporter Updated: Feb 27, 2020 11:30 pm

Our Reporter
Dimapur, Feb. 27 (EMN):
Dimapur district administration along with the police on Thursday conducted an Inner Line Permit (ILP) drive in and around Clock Tower area in the commercial hub to ensure non-Nagas as well as non-indigenous residents were in possession of the required permit.

The Inner Line Permit regime came into force in Dimapur on December 9, 2019.

Sources said that those caught without the permit were taken to the deputy commissioner’s office to get the forms for registration.

“From morning till early afternoon, as many as 30-40 people were taken by the police to the DC’s office,” said an eyewitness who works in an office near the Clock Tower.

A non-Naga resident, who was also taken to the DC’s office, said that 35 of them were driven on a mini-truck ‘on the pretext of taking photographs for registration’.

“Ice-cream sellers, non-Naga pedestrians and shop owners were all checked and were taken to the DC’s office saying they were going to take our picture but they imposed a fine of INR 600, and charged INR 10 per registration form,” the source said.

Several phone calls made to the SDO (Sardar), Dimapur and PRO Nagaland Police, to seek information in connection with the Inner Line Permit drive in Dimapur on Thursday went unanswered.

By Our Reporter Updated: Feb 27, 2020 11:30:01 pm