JORHAT, April 5 - The Jorhat district administration has clamped night curfew within 5 km on the Assam side of the Assam-Nagaland border in the district, under Section 144 of the CrPC.
The curfew will be in force from 8 pm to 5 am, stated the order issued by Jorhat District Magistrate Roshni A Korati on Friday.
The order mentioned that the measure has been taken in view of apprehension of militants trying to sneak into the district to carry out subversive activities as informed by Intelligence Branch and district police, the order said.
The order stated that the District Magistrate was informed that movement of public along the Assam-Nagaland border areas, particularly between dusk and dawn, was likely to hamper peace and tranquillity and subsequently lead to law and order problems.
Army, security personnel, magistrates and employees of the Forest Department deployed in the border areas have been exempted from the night curfew. Night curfew will be in force until further orders by the District Magistrate. Anyone found violating the order will be dealt with under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, the order mentioned.
It may be mentioned here that the district administration had earlier declared night curfew along the inter-state boundary with Nagaland on February 6, 2020 and prior to it, on December 7, 2019. Jorhat district shares a boundary of over 100 km with Nagaland, which has a rough terrain and dense forests.