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Section 144 of CrPC imposed in Nagaland’s Tizit

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By EM Bureau Updated: Aug 19, 2021 10:15 pm
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Section 144 of CrPC imposed in Nagaland’s Tizit

EM Bureau

Dimapur, Aug. 19 (EMN): The additional deputy commissioner (ADC) of Tizit, Pakon Phom, has imposed Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), 1973 in Tizit sub-division for maintaining public safety in the area.

The prohibitory order was clamped in the sub-division after a land dispute between Jaboka and Yannu village over Konhoa area resulted in “damage to paddy fields, burning of shacks, huts and cutting down of plantation crops and trees” on Wednesday.

The order stated that “there are sufficient grounds for promulgation of the prohibitory order U/S 144 Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 for maintaining public safety and peace and tranquillity in the sub-division”.

It prohibits gathering of more than five persons at a time in public or private places; movement of public; and all vehicular movement of non-essential nature including passenger vehicles.

The order came into force with effect from 6 am on Thursday and will remain in force till further orders, while the scheduled areas 2 (two) km stretch from Loakho village junction to Longting, it stated.

“The order will however be exempted in respect of district administration, police, para military forces, magistrate on duty, doctors and medical staff and persons engaged in emergency services. In addition, all movement of essential commodity will be exempted,” it stated.

“For the violation of the aforesaid order, if anyone found guilty, he/she will be liable for punishment under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code,” it added.

Situation peaceful

The deputy commissioner of Mon district, Thavaseelan K, told Eastern Mirror that the situation in the area is peaceful as of now and they are continuously monitoring it.

He added said that they were working on more orders to maintain status quo.

The DC also updated that were around 600-700 offenders but no one has arrested so far.

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By EM Bureau Updated: Aug 19, 2021 10:15:14 pm