DIMAPUR, April 5 - Dimapur District Magistrate and Commissioner of Police Rothihu Tetseo has partially relaxed the prohibitory orders issued under Section 144 of the CrPC in the district.
The restrictions were relaxed for the public from 9 am to 2 pm with effect from Monday to buy essential items within their respective colonies/villages, Tetseo said in an order.
The order, however, said the movement of general public would be restricted in Dimapur main town and the stretch of the highway that passes through the district.
Movement of police, army, paramilitary forces, home guard and civil defence personnel, judicial magistrates, district administration, doctors, medical staff, pharmacists, ambulance and private vehicles carrying patients, media, Dimapur Municipal Council, treasury, banks, power, public health engineering, Indian Oil Corporation, Food Corporation of India, food and civil supplies department, airport and railway staff, telecom and private internet service providers and vehicles transporting essential commodities are exempted from the prohibitory order.
Violation of the order would attract punishment under Section 188 of the IPC, the District Magistrate said.
In another order, Dimapur Deputy Commissioner Anoop Khinchi directed opening of shops selling essential commodities and vegetable from 9 am to 2 pm from Monday.
However, Khinchi said the wholesale markets would remain open from 3 am to 8 am. The order said the vegetable vendors would be allowed to sell vegetables in the colonies/villages only and not in the main market.
He said New Market would remain closed and asked the people to buy essential items from the shops in their respective colonies/villages.
He reminded that movement of public is restricted except those coming out to avail essential services.
Medical items: India Air Force aircraft IL-76 MD ferried the second consignment of medical supplies for Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Department and Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority.
The consignment arrived at Dimapur airport on Saturday and will be transported to Kohima for distribution to other districts, an official release said.
The Nagaland Government thanked the IAF for the help rendered to the State in the fight against COVID-19. An IAF C130 J Super Hercules aircraft flew in the first batch of critical medical supplies to the State on March 30.