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Prohibitory orders imposed in Hailakandi dist


HAILAKANDI, Dec 10 - Hailakandi district administration today imposed restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC in the district after a youth was stabbed and a house torched at Lalapani area on Wednesday night.

Hailakandi District Magistrate Megh Nidhi Dahal clamped Section 144 in the entire district in the wake of the violent incidents apprehending breach of public peace and tranquillity.

A 22-year-old daily wage earner, Abhijit Nath, of Lalpani area under Katlicherra Police Station was attacked with sharp weapons by two persons of the same locality near his house on Wednesday night, resulting in the victim sustaining grievous injuries.

The injured person has been shifted to the Silchar Medical College and Hospital and additional forces have been deployed in the area.

Hailakandi Superintendent of Police Pabindra Kumar Nath informed that two persons have been arrested this evening in connection with the stabbing incident and one of them has been identified as Jashim Uddin.

�The situation is now under control, but we are keeping a close watch,� SP Nath said, adding that the house of one of the accused was torched by miscreants taking advantage of darkness.

Members of various organisations today blocked NH-154 at Katlicherra area demanding the arrest of the culprits. The blockade was later lifted after the intervention of police.

Members of various Hindu organisations also blocked the PWD road in front of the SP office and took out a procession demanding action against the culprits. They also gheraoed the DC office.

The DC assured the members that all the accused involved in the stabbing will be arrested soon.

The prohibitory orders issued by the District Magistrate banned picketing in front of offices, public institutions, public roads, commercial establishments and in other public places.

Carrying of firearms or explosive substances of any nature and use of firecrackers in public places, roads, bus stations and railway stations, holding public meetings, rallies, procession and dharna in any public place without prior permission from the district authorities have also been barred.

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