JORHAT, Feb 9: The Jorhat District Magistrate, under Section 144 of the CrPC, has clamped night curfew within a five-km belt on the Assam side along the Assam-Nagaland border within the district.
An order issued by the District Magistrate 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 had 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 force 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 order stated that night curfew will be in force until further order by the DM in this regard. Anyone found violating the order will be dealt with under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
Jorhat district shares over 100-kilometre boundary with Nagaland, which has a rough terrain and dense forests.