JORHAT, June 7 - The district administration today locked and sealed the office of the district unit of the AJYCP office at Mithapukhuri Road here as per the order of the Jorhat District Magistrate.
A team of civil and police personnel led by Jorhat Sub-divisional Officer (Civil) Bipul Das locked the office and sealed it.
Das told this newspaper that he executed a directive issued by the Jorhat District Magistrate, who had asked to seal the office of the district unit of the students� body to maintain peace and tranquillity in view of apprehension of breach of law and order with two factions of the district AJYCP laying claim over the office.
Das said that the DM has also issued an order prohibiting any person coming within 100 metre radius of the office under Section 144 Cr PC.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Jayanta Goswami said that the decision to seal the office by the administration was taken to prevent breach of peace and to maintain law and order in view of possibility of two factions of AJYCP clashing over possession of the office.
Goswami said that yesterday one faction of the students� body, claiming to be the representing the real AJYCP, informed the district administration that the faction on Friday ( June 7) will be taking possession of the office by going to the place with large number of members and supporters.
Similarly, the other faction too, informed the administration that they were the real one and would not vacate the premises and urged the administration to take necessary steps to prevent any untoward incident happening due to any attempt made to dislodge them, the additional deputy commissioner stated.
He said that in view of the emerging situation, the District Magistrate intervened and the order will be in effect until further orders.
It may be mentioned here that earlier this year after former State AJYCP president and a veteran leader of the organisation, Putul Dutta stepped down from the post, the Jorhat district unit committee of AJYCP got divided and another committee was formed leading to tussle between both sides regarding having possession of the office. Dutta and his faction has been in possession of the office.