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Night curfew along Nagaland border

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, Dec 8 - The Jorhat District Magistrate, under Section 144 of the CrPC, has clamped night curfew within a five-km belt along the Assam side of the Assam-Nagaland border in the district.

An order issued by the DM on December 5 stated that the curfew along the inter-state border will be in force from 8 pm to 5 am.

The order mentioned that the measure has been taken in view of information received by the DM that some members of different organisations could secretly sneak into the district through the inter-state boundary to foment trouble.

Army, security personnel, magistrates on duty and employees of the forest department deployed in the border areas have been exempted from the night curfew, the order mentioned.

The curfew will be in force until further orders. Anyone found violating the order will be dealt with under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, the order mentioned.

Jorhat district shares an over 100-km boundary with Nagaland, which has a rough terrain and dense forests.

The last order by the DM clamping night curfew along the Assam-Nagaland boundary was passed in the first week of October last.

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